I was walking the beach at Fort Worden and saw a couple of river otters come out of the water (Puget Sound) and climb up onto the rocks. Glad I had my big telephoto with me … and not just my Holga!
This is part of the Dosewallips Elk herd that hangs out in the Brinnon area on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula. I found them relaxing in the Dosewallips State Park campground.
- Camera: Nikon D850
- Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
- ISO 400 1/60sec f/11
This ducks were all standing on this log in the morning sun. I think they may have just wanted to get out of the scummy water. I know I sure would have.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 250mm ISO 200 1/250 sec f/8.0
We were camped at Mary’s Falls Camp on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. In the morning, while having coffee and breakfast, had a young doe walk through camp. Shortly thereafter, her two young fawns followed … clearly a little nervous about the (smelly) strangers.
A nice way to start the day for us.
Camera: Nikon 1 AW1 Lens: 11-27.5mm set at 27.5 ISO 560 1/125 sec f/5.6
We were hiking around the High Divide in Olympic National Park and had camped in Seven Lakes Basin and took a day trip down to Hoh Lake. On the way back up to Bogachiel Pass, I came around a rock outcrop and found myself face to face with a black bear. We were both startled… but he moved downhill and out of sight much faster than I could get my camera ready.
On the way down to the side trail to Seven Lakes Basin, we came face to face with a family group of mountain goats standing in the trail. We were a little nervous, but I wasn’t as concerned as I was with the bear… and I was able to get a number of photos.
Camera: Nikon D200 Lens: 18-70mm set at 70mm ISO 100 1/50 sec f4.5
I know that this looks a lot like a dragon fly … but it is technically a Twelve Spot Skimmer. I’m not sure it cares much what we call it, but I think it’s a pretty nice bug.
Camera: Nikon Df Lens: Nikon 50mm 1.8 ISO 400 1/400sec f/10
I was hiking out to Hurricane Hill in Olympic National Park and on the return there were a couple deer coming down the hillside. This is a very highly traveled area and the animals are used to people … that and they have never experienced hunting. So, this young buck was a lot less nervous than in areas where there is an annual hunting season. They stopped alongside the trail and were grazing some of the wild flowers.
While I had my zoom all the way out at 300mm, this image isn’t cropped at all. I got closer, but this is the image that was the most interesting.
Photo taken July 30, 2016
Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 300mm ISO 160 1/320 sec f5.6
On a (Himalayan) blackberry blossom… alongside Capitol Lake.
I noticed all the bumblebees on the blackberry blossums and decided to see what happened if I just focused on a blossum and waited for a bee to show up. I had to bump up the ISO a little to give me enough shutter speed to hold the motion of the blossom in the light breeze, while keeping the aperture set to give adequate depth of field.
and yes, this is cropped … I wasn’t really that close. (if I had been, the depth of field would have been reduced a lot)
Photo taken June 4, 2018
Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Nikon 55mm f 1.8 ISO 400 1/500 sec f/9.0