Winter Berries

Winter does not offer much color but there are a few plants that offer up bright berries like this.  I assume that this it nature’s way of attracting birds to come and spread the seeds around.

These bushes are planted along the Roswell River Walk by the Chattahoochee River.  On a rainy, foggy day, the light is very subdued.  I was also attracted by the water drops hanging from the berries.  The one difficulty here (besides the lack of light) was the proximity to the road.  Cars pass by fairly often and kick up a breeze each time.  This made for a minor challenge since I was shooting at a slower speed and the branches would sway with each bit of wind.  I though it was worth the effort though.

I added a border called “Martha” in Perfect Effects to frame the scene just a little.

Nikon D7100
Sirui P-204S Monopod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
300mm @ f/16 –  1/5 sec – ISO 400

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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