Signs of winter

Discussion in 'Nature' started by CM_SK, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. CM_SK

    CM_SK SC Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    At least in some parts of the northern hemisphere, the "signs of fall" thread is becoming past tense. So I thought I would initiate its follow-on thread, Signs of Winter.

    To get things going, a few from yesterday here in western Canada… some pretty good signs of winter as I tested out the Pentax' below zero capability. At -14C it did fine for 2 hours; my fingers, not so much….

    And if November 7 is far too early for Signs of Winter, don't worry, it will come to most of us!

    Arc of ice crystals
    CM_SK_7-2.

    2 ducks and the mist
    CM_SK_7-3.

    Berry bokeh
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  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Beautiful...

    It is not here yet but close, knocking the door... I have couple from last year Nov when I was in BC for work, 3hr away from closest town:

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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Absolutely stunning. I envy you lot with your northern winter. I live in a temperate climate so although we get a couple of weeks of cold, its not really *that* cold... and snow is unheard of where I live, I'd have to travel 4-5 hours... and hope that there had actually been a snowfall. So for me, at least, seeing beautiful shots like these is like a breath of fresh air. Thank you.
     
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  4. CM_SK

    CM_SK SC Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    Thanks Sue; our winter can be beautiful at times, but we still tire of it after many months…. so a big chunk of this one will actually be in NSW… Port M area. :thumbup:
     
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL, and I escaped Aussie summer two years in a row and headed for Rhode Island :)
     
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  6. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Beautiful images Colin! Not looking forward to winter but there are some wonderful photo ops.
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I was greeted by this view out our front window today. I remembered I left the gas in the snowblower and brought it into the shop. They'll have it ready for me on Dec. 17 (!) I said, "that's fine......we probably won't have any snow until then". The woman behind the counter looked at me and then looked out the window again to confirm that I was crazy and that it was indeed snowing outside.
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    winter is coming.... by Lukinosity, on Flickr
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  9. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Thanks Luke for sending it to this direction. There is no snow here yet but it is snowing west of us, probably at higher elevations...
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    We got some cute little flurries this morning in Boston. Didn't amount to anything, and it will be in the 50's all week.

    Time to order a cord of wood.
     
  11. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    A stunning series indeed. I love winter....at other places. ;-) But it's better than the rain we're having here.
     
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  12. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    My first is the winter flower bed, now has turnips and garlic growing right through the first cold snap. 20F
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    The next is a lurking Lady Bug. They come in for the winter. We keep putting them out. Hard to catch a clean macro shot. the little buggers usually won't be still.
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  13. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    I missed the original thread. Glad mine merged with it.
     
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  14. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Lone Leaf

    Dull color around here. Mostly grays, browns, and some nice green cedar. This leaf caught in the Cedar, is one bright spot, if you look for it. Notice the detail captured with the lowly Olympus 14-42mm IIr on the E-p3. (Cropped, re-sized, and a bit of contrast added)

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  15. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Ice storm here in the mid-Atlantic US:
    ice3-L.
     
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  16. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    As my old boss used to say, "You don't have to shovel rain." Although as the storm of the last few days as I write (Somehow I missed this thread in November) show, all weather has its dangers in extremes.
     
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  17. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Ice is the worst! Stay safe!
     
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  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    CM_SK - beautiful pictures and thanks so much for starting this thread! Those of us who live in the northern climes must enjoy our cold and snow!:biggrin:

    What I really like about these broad threads - yet with a theme - is seeing how we each have such different points of view. I know, that sounds pretty obvious.:redface:

    Steve, I'm particularly taken with your icy grid!
     
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  19. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Ivoire: Having grown up in northern urban America, your image is how I remember Xmas. Something about it really triggers pleasant feelings of nostalgia, like when you find something that looked at in a long time.
     
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