A walk with the puppy

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, May 2, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    A few shots I collected walking with the puppy around our neighborhood. Studying trees and shrubs is another passion of mine, but there are so many out there, I'm always learning something new. Top - bottom: Pink Azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides); Blue Spruce (Picea pungens); Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) - I think; and I haven't figured out #4 yet.


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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    No pics of the puppy? Poor puppy gonna geta complex, think nobody love him. :rofl:

    Nice shots, got all those first three either in my yard of the neighbor's. No idea what the last one is either.
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Hm... sure looks like a Pyracantha (Pyracantha atalantioides) to me.
  4. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    just pretty pictures, I expected to see some photos of puppy, however are very good shots, what lens was used for these shots?
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Great, nice shots.
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks guys. The lens is a Vivitar 24/2.8 Auto WA. I'm not so good at action shots, and the puppy usually doesn't stop moving. I usually have to catch him lounging around the house, or have my wife hold him to get a pic. WoodWorks, it does resemble Pyracantha, but the leaves don't look quite right. Might be a variation.

  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Mystery solved. That last bush is Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica). Here is a link if anyone is interested:

    Nandina domestica Fact Sheet

    Since I mentioned the puppy, attached is a pic I took right after I got the NEX, using a Vivitar 50/1.8. I was also just beginning to get used to MF again after a long hiatus. The results are apparent.


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  8. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    It seems regular battery dog to me (as in heating battery and electric battery). That is, very fast in its movements and too hot to have on your lap.

    Too bad, bamboos are out for me. I live in USDA zone 4.
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