Still Flying

I’ve learned that even if you disturb a dragonfly, it’ll usually fly around for a few seconds and come back to the same spot again and again. This one did just so and gave me some time to try to nail focus on some up-close shots. When you’re trying to shoot something up close that is so small (especially when it’s a little breezy), focus can be challenging. Anyways, this dragonfly was still flying around despite missing half a wing.

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Poppy Patch

My favourite poppy patch is finally coming to life after a wet spring. I love photographing this patch each year. You never get the same shot twice. Click on an image to see them in larger format.

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Bird Watching Tower

Last night I drove out to Vaseux Lake and took a walk along a little boardwalk which meanders through a marsh area in a wildlife sanctuary. At the end of this boardwalk they have built a new birding lookout tower which is quite nice. They have several levels where you can look out over the marsh and lake. I spent about an hour there with my camera just enjoying the peace of a lovely evening. IMG_2528-Edit-1

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Winter Fruit

Snowed last night. Went out for a little drive this morning and spotted apples still left on the trees from the fall. Winter seems to be a time when you need to look harder for pictures. I like how this one turned out. img_1885-1

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Foggy Morning

A blanket of fog settled into our valley this morning so out with the camera I went. I spotted a little sparrow hawk on a post but it only stayed around long enough for a quick shot. Here are a few shots from the morning.

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Morning Fog

This morning I threw the camera bag in the car on my way down to do some work in Osoyoos. I usually do this…just in case. I’m glad I did. This morning there was a low fog that settled in the valley with lots of clouds, but enough breaks in the clouds for the sun to pop through. I stopped the car and quickly took a few frames for this panorama. Wish I had more time this morning. If only I was independently wealthy and didn’t have to work; then I could get much more photography done! 🙂img_1317-edit-edit-2*click on picture to enlarge*

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Ashnola

Today I visited the Ashnola River valley for the first time. It is about an hour from where I live. It’s a beautiful little river that meanders through a tight valley down a mountain in the Similkameen Valley. I would like to go back when I have a little more time and drive further up the mountain. img_1280-edit-1

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