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These three comically diminutive catkins, tethered at the end of their twig, make a fitting finale to this thread.


These three hazel catkins appear to be the only brought slashes of colour set against what is quite a drab brown and white background.


These three pale hazel catkins appear to be 'cross interefered with' by another twig in the foreground, looking like they are all hanging from a rail.

The difference between the pale colouration of the exterior, and the darker brown of the interior, is especially evident in this photograph.


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These are lovely - short fat catkins that appear to glow yellow/green.


I found it at times very challenging to capture the entire length of the catkin in sharp focus while throwing more distant objects into the background.

Perhaps though it can be used to good effect, like this photograph. Here, the background is much paler than the subject, already quite pale in itself, giving the impression of 'melting' into the air slightly.


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These catkins seem almost comically arranged.

Catkins are often popularly called "lamb's tails".

Perhaps these should be called "leggings"


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The subject isn't so clear in this photograph, but that is deliberate. For me, the subject stands still in the current of time, receding both in the foreground and the background.

A moment, in an eternity.


The catkins in this picture stand out from the screen of brown twigs in the background.

I like this one because the light green / yellow of the catkins, while it stands out from the darker background, also finds an echo in that background.


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All of the photographs in this thread were taken in natural light (cloudy weather) with no aids. No post-processing has been applied other than occasional orientation and cropping, and the framing and watermarks.

My equipment is cheap second hand consumer grade.

All captures are at f/5.6 and ISO 200.

The subjects are ( ) taken in my front .


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