Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal 1

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)

Cinnamon Teal 2

What are you looking at?

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.


Cat-tail 1

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.

Cat-tail 2

Purple Pond Scum

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

Great Blue Heron by Allan J Jones Photography
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

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