Tag Archives: Jinotega

Fire’s Edge

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With the wind still blowing, the fire’s edge was approaching a gully. I used this clump of hard soil standing like a rock for my foreground. There by creating some depth.

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Mountain Fire

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The winds were blowing out the North yesterday at a brisk pace. The town of Jinotega, Nicaragua is nestled down in a valley surrounded by the mountains. This event occurred on the Eastern side of Jinotega on the mountain slopes.

It is a common practice that occurs every year in March to set fires to burn the vegetation. It is a very dry time of year as you can see by the color of the grass. No homes were burnt.

AS a photo opportunity I saw some potential. Grabbing my camera I headed to a small hill. Jinotega is infested with wires crisscrossing the streets. So being on the hill eliminated that problem.  There is a gully running the side of the mountain here that gave some depth and a focal point. Three trees surrounded by smoke and fire on the edge of the gully add to the element of this composition. Then I added a few casa at the bottom to present a sense of danger. Will the wind shift to the East and send the fire roaring through the homes

Cinnamon Hummingbird,Nicaragua

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A medium-sized hummingbird, the species measures about 10 cm (3.9 in) and weighs around 5 g (0.18 oz).[2]

The upper parts are metallic bronze green while the underparts cinnamon, paler on the chin and upper throat, the wings are dark. Bill is red with a black tip.

The cinnamon hummingbird (Amazilia rutila) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found from northwestern Mexico to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forestsubtropical or tropical moist lowland forestsubtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.

The info taken from Wikipedia

One day I had the opportunity to photograph this little baby waiting for a parent to feed it in my garden. I was able to set up the camera and tripod within five feet of my little subject. The hummingbirds are use to me being around them. I used my 200 mm lens.

The lighting was good. I was able to achieve a high shutter speed for good stop action. It was a delightful six hours of observing and capturing the hummingbird doing its thing

 

Two Lonely People

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Two Lonely People

There was a time

Not that long ago

We shared our love

Just two lonely people

Searching for that love

That we could never have

The passion was there

The fires were burning

But in time, in time

The fires became embers

Our passion soon cooled

Two lonely people

It was a cold wet day

We kissed one last time

We parted ways

Just two lonely people

To search forever

For that one love

That can never be found

Just two lonely people

There was a time

Not that long ago

We shared our love

Just two lonely people

Searching for that love

That we could never have

The passion was there

The fires were burning

Just two lonely people

Just two lonely people

Looking for that one love

Searching forever…

Papayas Flower

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I was travelling North of Jinotega up in the mountains last week. We stopped at a coffee Finca. I was strolling along a path with camera gear. I spotted a small papayas growing by a house.

All the elements were here for a great composition. The flowers, immature fruit. Beautiful lighting.  The result was the above composition

So until next time, happy trails