Photos with the nifty fifty

Venturing outside on this muggy humid weather in the upper 80’s and even 90’s, I took a quick walk with my Nikon DSLR and 50mm lens F/1.4. The heat brought me back inside faster than I wanted. You can never take enough photos unless you are being paid by a project.

Sharing the favorite images of that walk using a popular “portrait lens” at the Knoch Knolls Nature Center in Naperville, Illinois.

Have a look. I prefer a wider lens, yet it’s a good practice to experiment with focal lengths in environments where you have to find a “frame in camera” opposed to cropping it later. It’s exercise for a photographer’s eyes, mind & legs.

My favorite cone flowers with spider webs. This one looks like it has seen better days.
The bridge to your imagination & outdoor play ground.
My lawn is looking more like this one, I need the “no mow” sign!

“Echinacea paradoxa, the yellow coneflower or Bush’s purple coneflower, is a North American species of flowering plant in the sunflower family.” Source: Wiki
“Quit bugging me“

“Echinacea is a genus, or group of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family. The genus Echinacea has ten species, which are commonly called coneflowers. They are found only in eastern and central North America, where they grow in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas.Wikipedia
The Knoch Knolls nature center & solar panels.

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