Day 286…Beach Tractor

Welcome to day 286 of  365 photos…Is it a beach tractor or a tractor on the beach. Actually, it is both. So what is the tractor doing on the beach? Even though driving on the beach is permitted (with a permit, of course) – driving a tractor on the beach is not allowed under most circumstances.

This tractor is set in place waiting for a North Carolina fishing tradition – a Mullet Blow. The Blow, so named because the mullet run down the beach heading south as the cold Northeast wind cools the water temperature. It is tradition that is kept alive by a handful of fishermen who continue to catch mullet as they have for over a hundred years on Bogue Banks, a barrier island in Carteret County. Source: hiddencoast.comDay 286 - 365 Project - Beach TractorCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/11 – Shutter Speed: 1/125  second – ISO: 100

So now the tractors and the fishermen “wait” for the blow. I am going to try my darnedest to be there when this happens to get photos of the operation.  For now, this waiting tractor is all I’ve got.Waiting

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Day 285…Ragweed

Welcome to day 285 of  365 photos…Ragweed is kind of pretty when you look at it in this setting. Did you know that most cases of hay fever are caused by an allergy to fall pollen from plants belonging to the genus Ambrosia — more commonly known as ragweed? Source: WebMD  Ahhhhh-Choooo!! Enough said. :-)Day 285 - 365 Project - RagweedCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 38mm – Aperture: f/6.3 – Shutter Speed: 1/500  second – ISO: 140

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 284…Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Welcome to day 284 of  365 photos…This is a Gulf Fritillary or passion butterfly. Nope, I didn’t know that – I had to look it up. Hopefully I am right on my ID. :-) I found the following on Wikipedia: “The Gulf fritillary is a medium to large butterfly, with a wingspan of 6–9.5 cm (2.4–3.7 in). Its underwings are buff, with large silvery spots. It takes its common name from its migration over the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf fritillary is commonly seen in parks and gardens, as well as in open country. Its range extends from Argentina north through Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to the southern United States, as far north as the San Francisco Bay Area on the west coast. It is occasional farther north.”

The underside is pretty but I was unable to get a photo of the it. The butterfly was quite a way from me and high up.Day 284 - 365 Project - Gulf FritillaryCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 300mm – Aperture: f/11 – Shutter Speed: 1/500  second – ISO: 560

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 283…Contrails

Welcome to day 283 of  365 photos…as I looked skyward at about 8:30 this morning, the sky was covered with contrails. The white trails on the blue sky caught my eye so I grabbed the camera for a photo. Check out that lower left corner. The jets must have been busy this morning.

From Wikipedia: “Contrails; short for “condensation trails” or vapor trails are long, thin artificial (man-made) clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft. Their formation is most often triggered by the water vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines, but can also be triggered by the changes in air pressure in wingtip vortices or in the air over the entire wing surface. Like all clouds, contrails are made of water, in the form of a suspension of billions of liquid droplets or ice crystals.

Depending on the temperature and humidity at the altitude the contrails form, they may be visible for only a few seconds or minutes, or may persist for hours and spread to be several miles wide. The resulting cloud forms may resemble cirrus, cirrocumulus, or cirrostratus, and are sometimes called cirrus aviaticus. “Day 283 - 365 Project - ContrailsCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/8 – Shutter Speed: 1/320  second – ISO: 100

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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