• Yusuke N.

秋の芸北2021(二日目) / North Hiroshima in Autumn 2021 - day 2

I get up in the dark to take a pre-dawn landscape shot. The sky was clear with stars, so I took some test shots while preparing soup. It is a chilly time of year, but there are a good number of campers.

Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Yawata Marshland as the sky began to turn white. As I continued to take pictures, the fog gradually began to appear, and the pictures were full of flare-like images. However, even when I could see a little of the surrounding area, there was no fog...? It was nothing to worry about; the humidity from the marsh had fogged up the lens as it was cooled by the cold air. By the time I realized it, the sky was getting brighter and I couldn't see many stars.

Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

From the marshland boardwalk. The boards were wet with morning dew and terribly slippery. I slipped and fell as hard as I could, not noticing the subtle slope.

Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

The purple clover stood out strangely by the side of the road in the still dimly lit marshland. It seems to be an invasive species that came here as a pasture grass during the Meiji period (1868-1912). This marshland used to be a pasture, so it may have something to do with that.

Nikon D750 + Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD

The silver grass colony is another popular spot. As it was getting light, elderly people were coming to take pictures in groups.

Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Although the forest was dimly lit, the contrast between the yellow and the green of the bamboo grass caught my attention.

Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

I wondered if it was a Pale Thrush? I thought it was, but it was Eyebrowed Thrush.

Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

I took a belly full of colorful pictures, so I'll end with this one, modestly.

Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

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