Day 179 – Weekly Photo Challenge: Create


I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a photo for this week’s challenge, the WordPress Postaday Weekly Challenge. This week’s challenge theme is “Create”. All it took was a quick walk into the back yard. I spotted the this nest the hornets created in my clothes line pole. It appears to be a vacant nest. A spider has built a nest in hope of a return visit from one of the hornets.

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Day 54 Shallow Depth of Field

I was experimenting with depth of field this morning.  We had a light dusting of snow and it looked as though it came down when the temperature was above freezing, started to melt and then froze again.  The small branches on the trees had ice crystals, mixed with a thin layer of icy snow.  Over on the clothes line there were clothes pins which also had the snow and ice coating.  I liked the way the snow and ice crystals looked on these weather worn clothes pins.  I shot this at f5.6 at 1/50th.  The resulting depth of field was shallower than I expected and I really like the effect.