Fun Day of Snow Play, Snowflake Photography, and Birds
Bombs Away! my brother Alan acting his (daughter's) age -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — image data
Bombs Away!
my brother Alan acting his (daughter's) age

Today was fun.

My brother Alan and his wife Natalie and their 4¾ year old Titi are also visiting my folks here in Ohio, and we had a fair amount of snow.

Titi's day started with feeding the birds with Grandma (as regularly happens here) for an hour. It was cold (14F / -10C), so when they came in from that it was time for some hot cocoa by the fire...

Morning Cocoa Anthony's cousin Titi (4¾) -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38mm — 1/40 sec, f/3.5, ISO 1800 — image data
Morning Cocoa
Anthony's cousin Titi (4¾)

I had a nice reaction to the Goldfinches in a Light Snow post the other day, so I thought I'd try some more bird shots. I ended up being out there for only 10 minutes before other tasks called me away, but got a couple of nice shots...

Focus -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 cropped — 1/2500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — image data
Focus
Make Way -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 cropped — 1/3200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — image data
Make Way
Out' a Here -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 cropped — 1/3200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — image data
Out'a Here

Then it was time for some snow play, just like last year with Anthony.

Alan and Titi -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320 — image data
Alan and Titi
Making Snowballs with Mommy -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 500 — image data
Making Snowballs with Mommy
Putting Them to Good Use -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — image data
Putting Them to Good Use

Natalie noticed humongous snowflakes on her jacket... I'd never seen the beautiful patterns of a snowflake with the naked eye, but wow, I could sure see them today...

Snowflake on Natalie's Jacket taken by hand while asking Natalie to hold still -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 4000 — image data
Snowflake on Natalie's Jacket
taken by hand while asking Natalie to hold still
Inspecting Snowflakes on Her Sleeves -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — image data
Inspecting Snowflakes on Her Sleeves
Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 4000 — image data

I couldn't believe that I could get snowflake shots with a normal lens (even my favorite macro). The results are not great as far as snowflake shots go (for example, these), but it's enough to make me wonder what I could do with a bit more preparation (and a platform not moving around when her daughter runs up).

Field of Flakes -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2500 — image data
Field of Flakes

I also thought I'd give a go at some snow-covered red berries, but the results are pretty boring.

Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — image data
Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 cropped — 1/1250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — image data
Good Times -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 400 — image data
Good Times

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

First one is awesome! The look on his face is priceless 🙂

— comment by Damien on January 3rd, 2014 at 4:28pm JST (3 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, wonderful seeing your shots from your trip to the states. Given the monster storm hitting the NE this year….you might want to think about changing your trip to a different season (hahahaha). Where’s Anthony in the snow?? All the best.

— comment by Stephen on January 5th, 2014 at 3:22am JST (3 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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