2023-04-18 Signs of Spring

Signs of spring are all around us. The crocuses are blooming, and there are buds on trees. The birds are beginning to migrate up north. People are beginning to leave heavy coats at home, the bikes and motor bikes are coming out of storage. So there are lots of photography subjects for this theme.

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21 Responses to 2023-04-18 Signs of Spring

Henri says:
2023-04-20 at 5:14 pm
First crocus found on our Nosehill hike April 10. Taken with my smart phone, enhanced in photoshop.

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
2023-04-20 at 9:08 pm
One of the best first signs of Spring is the arrival of the Mountain Bluebirds. The males arrive first and scout out boxes that you see along the back roads. This was taken from the car just south of Turner Valley. Settings: AP, F8. S1/1250, ISO 320, Auto WB, CW Metering, cropped.

Henri says:
2023-04-21 at 5:17 pm
I really like the image, and how the bird and fence stand out against the blurred brown background. I would have cropped the image further, to just the bird, the fence post and barbed wire.

Karen Sandra McDaniel says:
2023-04-22 at 12:13 am
Thanks, Henri. I thought that I should have cropped the fence post shorter. Here is the bird with the crop you suggested.

Della 朱世芸 Ho says:
2023-04-22 at 2:52 am
the catkins of the aspen tree are appearing now. ISO 1250 300mm f8 1/320

Beth says:
2023-04-23 at 8:35 pm
Pussy Willows photographed at Weaselhead Park. Shot with my 100-400 lens, not the best choice but I was actually looking for birds. Settings f/9, 1/120 sec, ISO 250

Beth says:
2023-04-23 at 8:37 pm
Spring Blossom taken at Reader Rock Gardens by Union Cemetery. Shot with my 16mm lens at f/2.5, 1/2000 sec, ISO 250

Diana says:
2023-04-26 at 3:01 am
Joe and I went out for an after dinner stroll and found an interesting group in the park.
I call this image “Spring Training”.
ss 1/200; f5.6; ISO 100; focal length 70 mm.

Paul Fesko says:
2023-04-27 at 3:38 pm
I’ll go with my robin picture as a sign of spring.
1/2000s, f7.1, ISO 500.
I used Topaz DeNoise to take away some of the grain from ISO 500 and edited in LR.

Joe Horler says:
2023-04-27 at 5:29 pm
In addition to nature, there are the mechanical sounds and sights of the city readying itself for spring and summer.
Image captured in the Currie community on an evening walk
Fuji GFX ISO 500/F 6.4/ SS@1/200.

Joe Horler says:
2023-04-27 at 5:37 pm
Part two is the actual street cleaning. In this case along Victoria Cross Blvd SW on
April 26/23.
Tripod image with Fuji XT-4 ISO 160/F 14/ SS@1/100 Focal length of 200mm (crop).

della says:
2023-04-29 at 3:19 am
A pair of woodpeckers in courtship dance, sure Sign of Spring, ISO 100 300mm f8 1/500 I did not have my long lens today but was happy to witness this at Princess island

Debbie McCluskey says:
2023-04-30 at 5:03 pm
Signs of spring to me is when I get my tomato seedlings started. I ended up with about 40 plants, from Tom Thumbs, Beefsteak, and Ronas. This was taken with my program setting. F11, 1/320sec ISO 400.

Fred Schwering says:
2023-05-01 at 2:32 am
A sign of spring is when the first plants start to come out in the garden. Thought that I would try a little close-up / macro photography to capture some. This photo is a rhubarb leaf starting out. I am always amazed how folded and wrinkled the plants are at first.
Aperture priority, f/2.8, 1/160 sec, 42 mm, ISO 160

Fred Schwering says:
2023-05-01 at 2:36 am
I am not sure what the name of this plant is. It starts out as small green plants and develop little yellow flowers as the weather gets warmer.
Aperture priority, f/2.8, 1/160 sec, 42 mm, ISO 400.

Henri says:
2023-05-01 at 2:35 pm
Crocus bouquet. Can’t believe the abundance of crocus patches on the south facing slopes above the Bow river in Silver Springs. Taken with my smartphone.

Geoff says:
2023-05-01 at 10:22 pm
An activity that starts in the spring!
1/200, f10, ISO 400, 35mm

Ron says:
2023-05-01 at 10:31 pm
Shooting Star flower near Columbia Lake, B.C. Taken with 75-300 mm telephoto lens. ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/500s.

Ron says:
2023-05-01 at 10:36 pm
backlit crocus near Columbia Lake, B.C. Taken with 75-300 mm telephoto lens. ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/1000s.

tony campos says:
2023-05-02 at 5:05 am
Another crocus – Baynes Lake, BC – with filter ‘brushify’ applied in Gimp

tony campos says:
2023-05-02 at 5:07 am
The eagles are back in Baynes Lake.
f/6.3, 1/800, iso100

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