Incidious Beauty

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 21 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This one was taken the same day in Sandy Hook as the previous 2 images. There is no lack of vegetation in Sandy Hook and much of it is really lovely and even this plant is insidiously beautiful this time of year as it begins to don a scarlet coat. It is the infamous poison ivy plant and it is one of the first plants to show Autumn colors. It is quite prolific here and you have to step carefully along the many trails and walkways to avoid it.

I suppose it could be trying to make up for what it is best known for...I feel a little itchy just thinking about it. I've managed to avoid getting the evil rash. Knock on wood, despite being an avid hiker and trail blazer, I have not yet had a case of poison ivy rash. I hope I never do. I've seen how terrible it is when my oldest son had a case of it from head to toe! Ouch!

For a higher resolution view go here.

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/2.8 ISO 200 200 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/250 second
ISO 200
200 mm