Sunday, April 23, 2017

Longwood Gardens Part II

Today, let's go inside the 
Conservatory at Longwood Gardens.
On display, 20 different indoor gardens and 5,500 different types of plants.
The Conservatory was built in 1919 and has since been periodically expanded and renovated.
Presently, the Conservatory spans 195,668 square feet or 4.5 acres.
















Tomorrow, we'll go back outdoors, here's an advance peek at the tulips in the outdoor Idea Garden.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Critters ~ 175 ~

Back in March, 
I took the new Nikon out on a date to practice using it.
I purchased this camera primarily for the zoom capability, 
for wildlife which was out of the reach of the Nikon I was using. 
The camera has a little bit of a kick/some movement, when zoomed in this far...
but I am pleased with the clarity of the pictures.






These Shoveler Ducks were pretty far out, certainly out of the reach of my 300 mm lens. 


Mute Swan


Canadian Goose


Male Mallard

There will be many more dates with Mr. Zoomy Nikon, as there is a learning curve for sure. 
Theses images were taken at 
Lake of the Lilies in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
A hot spot for ducks, geese, herons, egrets and all types of wildlife.

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