Photos of the Week – November 18, 2022

Last weekend, we finally got a nice frost and it was well received by prairie macro photographers like me.

By which I mean me. I received the frost well.

Here are some photos of that frost at Lincoln Creek Prairie, here in Aurora, Nebraska. These were all photographed where I found them in the prairie and without the use of flash. The dark backgrounds on some of them are from patches of shade behind them.

Frost crystals on goldenrod. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/18, 1/160 sec.

The frozen crystals were exquisite and I was really grateful to be able to admire them through my macro lens. Capturing images of what I saw was nice too, but I would have been satisfied just to look at the frost. Fortunately, I was able to do both because that made it a lot easier to put together this blog post. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Bee balm (Monarda fistulosa). Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/16, 1/80 sec.
Frost on grass. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/18, 1/250 sec.
More frost on grass. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/16, 1/400 sec.
Even more frost on grass. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/18, 1/250 sec.
Frost on goldenrod leaves. Nikon 105mm macro lens. ISO 500, f/16, 1/200 sec.

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.

10 thoughts on “Photos of the Week – November 18, 2022

  1. It really looks like lace or crystals. The shapes appear so geometric & similar. Great to be reminded of the details in the micro world.

  2. Absolutely stunning photos, I love early sunny morning runs after a frost, but this is a completely different understanding of it Thank you !

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