Looking at my folders, browsing through my photos made me realize how mother nature is teaching us a lesson each time. Make the most of it till it lasts. This winter there were three times when I had the chance to photograph snow and/or ice. Three times and each time there were only a few hours at my disposal, as after the sun comes up, the chances for the snow to melt are high. None of the times was cold enough for the snow to last.
We had a week with low temperatures, like -15°C in the morning, but the snow was long gone by then, so no luck of preserving some for the colder period. Frost we only had once and I remember I had to drag myself out of the house, even if wasn't feeling well, because I just knew it may be the only occasion and so far I was right.
I took these photos on the 1st of February, almost three weeks ago, when there was the last snowfall. On my way home from the photo shoot, I knew there is a fence covered with ivy and even though the ivy is not offering much excitement during winter, I spotted these ice drops and thought it was a good occasion to practice shooting macro. These ice drops are always tricky, or I'm not up to the task.
This was a tough one. I wanted to capture the ice drop, but the camera kept focusing on everything else. After several attempts, I was finally able to capture the ice drop and the hook formed by the tendril. Looks like these tendrils are resistant to cold as most of them are still on the branches.
This was a nice one, that tendril looked so cool and the ice on it, with the drops, was a bonus. The background was ugly, but what can you do?
A water drop acting as a lens, reflecting the image, but a bit distorted.
I'm not a fan of raindrops, or water drops, and rarely capturing any, but that day I was lucky to find a few subjects, like this one.
Ice, captured pretty badly as the photo is out of focus, unfortunately.
Nice memories. Most likely neither of them are in this state now. The snow melted a long time ago and after the cold period we had, these green leaves are most likely gone too. Nothing lasts forever, nature has to renew itself soon. In a month or two, buds will start to grow.
This is the period of time when my favorite park has very little or nothing to offer me. That day was the last time when I visited the park.
And here's something nice. Moss partly covered by melting snow. The reason I like this photo is the green color of the moss. During winter there are no colors, usually everything is gray, there are only a few plants that are green. Ivy is dark green though, so I can't count it in, but this light green is quite enjoyable.
This was most likely a thread, part of a spider web. I tried to capture it nicely, but the background is not something you can change when you're outside. Obviously you can do a 90° or a 180° turns, but those backgrounds were not better either. Maybe one day mother nature will grant me a better chance, but not this winter though. There's one week left till March and another 20 days till Spring officially starts. Obviously nothing is guaranteed, but we should not have snow anymore.
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Welcome Spring. Flower buds are starting to sprout. And animals are starting to wake up from hibernation.
Lol, not here though. It's still early for that.
I think winter is coming to an end. we are here entering the dry season and the temperature reaches 30 degrees. 🤣😄
The most beautiful season is spring 🌼🌼
It is the fourth one for me! Beautiful picture all together.
The weather here has been quite unstable. It was hot as hell last week and freezing currently which is quite unusual for February. I can't even tell what weather we are in now lol.
Drops seems to be popular.
We akso had some abrupt changes. Last week we had low temperatures, now itbis over 10°C during the day. This is not good as nature is confused.
Prolly has something to do with climate change or sum'
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These pictures are very beautiful. I think I need to learn a few tricks from you.
I tried getting a picture of a spiderweb on my way to class some weeks ago and I ended up messing the whole thing up.But, I was able to get a few cool ones. Maybe I would post them soon.
You should posts them as it is motivating. At least for me it is. Spiderweb is not easy to capture as you need the camera to focus on the web. It is easy if you have a good camera, but otherwise it's a struggle.
Getting shots of things like that is really something else. I will surely post them.
It was mild enough here for me to get out and do a bit of gardening yesterday. Probably the warmest February I can remember.
I showed your pictures to my youngest son and was jealous you’ve got snow. I’ve told him there’s still a chance we could get some over the next 6 weeks but it’s not looking good. Another year where the sledge wasn’t needed…
Same here unfortunately. At some part of the country there was 14°C, which is more like spring, not winter.
I can understand his frustration although I don't know how old he is. I was thinking of how we spent our winter holidays, when we were kids. Today kids have very little idea about what it is like to go out sledging every single day for hours. It's not good.
He's 4 and he's only seen proper snow once back in 2021.
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Too bad this winter has been warmer.
In Spain there has also been less snow than desirable in the mountains because of the unwanted climate change that we humans cause to mother nature.
Thank you. As I see everyone says this winter was warmer. This is not good at all and with the years it gets worse.
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At first, I want to say that you take very nice and clean pictures like I always say, which is very nice to see. Looking at these pictures, I feel that if I could have lived at that time, I would have taken such beautiful pictures like you, maybe someday. As we like when winter starts, we also miss it when it goes away for a long time. Anyway, I bet you will enjoy spring time and share beautiful pictures with us.
Well, winter is not what it was once. That's for sure.
I totally agree with that.
I am ready to open my arms to spring already! 😁
And today really felt like it. We had 14°C and tmr will be 16! We'll spend some time outdoors again.
And I really hope to not see snow again...but in these strange times nothing surprises me anymore. 🤔
Spring is on it's way for sure, but I'm afraid winter still has a slap to distribute for us. You'll be shoveling snow in March, you'll see. 14°C and 16°C in February is not normal.
I'm preparing for the flower market at the end of the week 😎💐 you know, the craze with mărțişori 😂.
I really dont want to see that. 😅 I'm in the spring mood. I cant be other way when we experience 16°C. You dont want cold no more...😁
I know 16 is not normal...not even in early March...but this is the world we'll living in at the moment.
Oohh I forgot. Do you believe me this is the first tine I thought about martisoare?...I totally forgot.😁
Wow all your shots are awesome. Mother nature is amazing.
I feel you. The winter here has been so mild this year. It may have snowed here like 3 or 4 times. It's tricky weather this winter. From record warm spells to some really cold spells and back again, lol. So here a very unusual winter. I can't recall one quite like this tbh. We have snow in the forecast on Wednesday and Thursday. Spring we are being teased with, lol.
Looks like winter was mild everywhere. Just look at the comments on my post, everyone says that.
Let's hope you get some snow as there's not much left of winter, a few weeks and winter will be gone. These brutal changes are never good though. Take some photos if you get some snow ❄️ 😉
A week ago. We got 9 inches
Wow, that is nice. Although, if the roads are not cleaned, it can be a bit of a struggle. Thanks for the photo, I really appreciated.
It's spring again here, over 10°C right now, but next week they say it's going to snow. Let's see. At least for a photo shoot :)
Right now just below freezing hopefully it stays that way. Wish for snow not ice.
Yes on Monday we had warm temps like that here where a lot of snow melted away.
I am always amazed when I see you post beautiful winter photos, I repeatedly think what if it snows here, will I still like it or run and hide in the house 😅, Hopefully I can see the snow someday
Amo y super aprecio las fotografias macro, ese primerisimo primer plano en donde uno puede apreciar todos esos pequeños detalles que nos rodean pero ya sea por falta de tiempo o desconocimiento no nos detenemos a observar. Casi que estas cosas tan pequeñas crean otro mundo diferente de texturas y colores con las que no estamos acostumbrados.