Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blue Jay and changing of the leaves...

Had a few minutes this morning, so dropped by Hersey Lake, a great trail system and a great spot for birders..with a bag of peanuts in hand, I was hoping for a Gray Jay, so was quite happy when this fellow, started coming in and grabbing a peanut..
The leaves are so beautiful, but not quite at their peak, looking forward to the next week or so for even richer colors..

Friday, September 23, 2011

Unidentified beetles...

My girlfriend called me yesterday, and said 'grab your camera and come over', there was a nest of these critters on her fence, at first we thought they were ladybugs, but with closer examination (with my macro lens) we realized they were not. Although the size of a small ladybug, and similar coloring, are definitely not. Anyway, got a few neat shots of them, and hopefully will be able to I.D. them..

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A rainy day drive...

We took a drive yesterday, took advantage of the speed and the rain to get a few shots, taken through the windshield with my canon 70 x 200mm lens...we see many big trucks on the highways due to the railway being shut down years ago, trucks are the only means of transportation of goods into and out of the north..

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A warm day..

Took a drive out to the ranch where the Arabian Nights are, here is the latest colt, he is getting big now,
and was enjoying  a warm day, the sunshine,
 A roll in the sand...
 the 'dustbath'...I enjoyed watching him..

Posing for their...

portraits, a few more 'headshots' that I took the other day at Gillies Lake.
This Mallard was keeping his eye on me..
 and this Pigeon was trying to ignore me... :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A warm sunny day...

at Gillies Lake, in town, a favorite spot for walkers, and of course waterfowl,
caught this Juvenile Loon, all by him/herself enjoying the cool water and bright sunshine...
 This Canada Goose had stopped by for a quick snack too, and cordially posed for me, bonus!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The fields are alive with...

Sandhill Cranes...
There are lots ...they are really starting to arrive on their flight south...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Moo..vin' day...

does that make sense?? lol A little play on words there..
Love the tuft of hair on top and he is slobbering to boot !!

 Is this not ingenious?? lol

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cabbage White Butterfly..

These fellows flit from flower to flower, very hard to capture for me, anyway.
Starting to close up the camp this week, another awesome summer over.
Fall is also a favorite time of year for me, looking forward to it!!