One of my favorite birds is the cinnamon teal. I really like the rusty coloration. You can’t see it very well in these images, but their eyes are bright red. (the image bellow shows it some)
What are you looking at?
This goose parent was nervous at my presence. I was nervous about it being nervous, since geese can be aggressive. Luckily, I just walked away without an attack.
Late fall is an excellent time for cat-tail and cat-tail photos. These are very useful plants. The stalks were gathered by the Pacific Northwest native peoples and used extensively, including for weaving into mattresses.
Purple Pond Scum
The typical fall colors are red, yellow, orange and browns (more browns around the Pacific Northwest, I’m afraid). Once in a while there is a splash of color that is jarring. This image shows some pond scum (algae of some kind) at the Nisqually-Billy Frank Jr National Wildlife Refuge in one of the beaver dams. Quite dramatic.
Great Blue Heron
It was a pretty cold morning with a brisk wind and this Great Blue Heron looked like he was really wanting to have some nice warm sun … which wasn’t to be.
Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: Nikon 300mm f/4 with 2x multiplier ISO 3200 1/640 sec at f/8.0