Red-eared Sliders

It’s kind of a fun challenge to try and photograph turtles sunning themselves on logs; they are extremely wary and tend to disappear into the water at the least sign of movement on the bank.  Unfortunately, most of the turtles I see in my area are Red-eared Sliders, an invasive species that crowds out the native Western Pond Turtles. Advertisements

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More clouds, please!

I shot these pictures in the middle of October, which was the last time we saw overcast, cloudy skies in the area. The Big Guy has been disappointed at the lack of rain for its effect on the salmon run. And even though the nights are now getting decidedly chilly and most of the leaves have fallen off the sweetgum […]

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This and that

Sometimes on my local hikes I don’t come across anything really exciting to shoot; so instead I look for small details or odd little things that catch my eye. It might be an unexpected message or something accidentally left behind — or even a colorful rock that I’ve probably trod on hundreds of times without ever noticing before.

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This morning at the lake

Some serious repair work on the bluff has begun, in the rush to finish up before the bald eagles return to the area. Although they’ve previously removed the three large piles of rubble blocking the trail, today was the first time I saw a floating barrier — plus a ranger patrolling to keep kayaks from getting too close.

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