Monday, January 11, 2016


I haven't been to Pheasant Branch Conservancy since the 3rd, but I may venture out there tomorrow morning if it isn't too cold. Digiscoping in super-cold weather doesn't work very well on account of turbulence from the temperature differential inside the spotting scope compared to the outside air. It's pretty difficult to achieve sharply focused images.

This evening I spent some time photographing fresh snowflakes from my patio using my macro lens. Some were photographed on my patio railing, others I let collect on my cap for a few minutes. Read this if you're curious about the scientific explanation for their six-sided shape.

All images © 2016 Mike McDowell