Posts tagged denny barnes
Guest photographer Denny Barnes caught this gorgeous rainbow in the hills outside of Stayton. His description:
A few days ago we had a very pretty rainbow late afternoon. It was a full arch but my little camera’s lens was not wide enough to catch it all. This was the best I could do. Anyway, it was sure pretty.
I completely agree, it’s definitely pretty. Thanks, Denny!
We had a lot of rain (along with a lot of thunder and lightning) on Thursday. I didn’t realize quite how much, though, until guest photographer Denny Barnes, who lives in the hills just outside of Stayton, sent along this photo and description:
I had a record rain-fall over the 5th to the 6th. I report rain, hail or snow every morning to CoCoRahs at 7am for the previous day. We are a volunteer group with members all over the US. There are many members in Oregon and so far I have reported the most rain from 7am on Sept. 5th to 7am on the 6th. 4.12 inches of rain and most of that fell in yesterday’s storm and over night. I was hoping for some rain and I sure got it.
My goodness. That rather soundly ended the mostly dry spell we’d been having… and the plants in my yard are happy. Thanks for the photo and data, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured some very, very cool natural fireworks a couple of nights ago. His description:
I’ve been wanting to try my luck at shooting lightning. Last night I got my chance and did manage to catch a few. Missed as many as I got trying to find the right setting for my camera. I now know where to set it so next time I’ll do better.
I’m extremely jealous, as I’ve never captured lightning myself. Be sure to click on the two thumbnails below to see more of the lightning. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured this gorgeous sky shot, and I’m jealous. His description:
The air was very clear tonight (September 1st), good for shooting the milky way. This is a 50 second timing so I’m getting some star streak and city light but not too bad.
It’s beautiful. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes attended the fireworks show at Detroit Lake up the canyon, and took this beautiful two-image composite. His description:
Made a trip up to Detroit Lake to see their fireworks (6th). Not bad but if you were not in a boat the low stuff was kinda hard to see because of the tree lines. I did get some of the high stuff above the trees. I’ll send an image that is a composite of two 3sec shots.
Beautiful! Thanks, Denny.
We have a pretty bee in a pretty flower for today from guest photographer Denny Barnes. His description:
On my walk today I noticed with the foxglove in bloom the bumblebees are out in full force. I really like my little pocket camera for times like this. I can almost stick in the flower with the bee and it does a pretty good job on close-ups. Anyway, this is what I got….
Looks good to me. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes caught this beautiful little hummingbird in the rain. His description:
Raining this morning but this little male rufous didn’t seen to mind too much. I have lots of these little rufous hummers. I’m refilling two one quart feeders almost every day. Sometimes it’s like a swarm of bees out there.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured this beautiful site of the International Space Station traveling overhead. His description:
The space station made a pass over us Wednesday at 10:30pm. I shot several 20sec time exposures and this is one as it approached from the west. Even with the thin clouds it was very bright.
So very cool. Thanks, Denny!
We’ve had a fair bit of rain in recent days, and it’s having an adverse effect on guest photographer’s Denny Barnes’ flowers. His description:
The rain and wind has really done a job on my iris this year. Most of them are flat on the ground and looking very sad.
At least it made for a pretty picture. Thanks, Denny!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes highlights the pretty but invasive scotch broom plant for us today — check out the view above! Denny’s description:
The Scotch Broom is in full bloom right now and pretty to some people and a curse to others. These I see on my walks and I just had to include a shot of my mutt, Reggie. I’ll add a little info about the plant.
Cytisus scoparius, the Common Broom or Scotch Broom
The sunny flowers of Scotch broom are just now coming into full bloom, painting roadsides, highway ramps, clear cuts and any other open ground yellow all over Marion county and beyond. But its pretty face conceals a commando’s swagger.
Since it was brought here, probably as an ornamental during white settlement in the 1860s, Cytisus scoparius has turned into one piggy guest. A native of western Europe, Scotch broom, also called Scot’s broom, has so worn out its welcome it’s classified as a noxious weed and been quarantined by the state Department of Agriculture. That means it is not to be sold, and is discouraged from planting by anyone for any purpose. Yet it continues to devour more acres of native habitat every year.
It is estimated that it is responsible for US$47 million in lost timber production each year in Oregon.
Source: Miami Herald
For more views, click on the thumbnails below to see the larger images. Thanks, Denny!