Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wood Walks

The requisite shadow photo.

We had so many nice walks at Wood Lake last summer.  Evening and sunset walks are especially nice.  And I'm always happy if I haven't forgotten my camera. I missed a just hatched snapping turtle scuttling  beside a just hatched painted turtle last spring.  Shoot. (I would if I could)  And then there was the time we sat down right beside a baby swallow who was looking to the skies for his mom.  He was right by our feet.  No camera.


There were so many wildflowers, butterflies and bugs.  But speaking of bugs, the breeze and the mosquitoes prevented me from taking more photos. Someday I'd like to get a better camera with a great macro lens for times like these.  But for now I like the ease of a light weight automatic one.


This one turned out great even without a fancy lens.


A song sparrow (or female red winged black bird) has caught some dinner. 





Mallards swimming in the sun.


A big bird headed somewhere...


Sunset.  Another beautiful evening comes to an end. But since it is spring 2015 a new season of walks is just beginning.  Thank goodness!


18 comments:

Donald Urness said...

very cool photos

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my goodness,, you take the most beautiful photos,,, You see so many magical things!
love
tweedles

Karen said...

What a great place to go for a walk. Lovely photos!

mick said...

Great photo capture of the bird with the insect in its beak and I love the last photo with the still water and the low light.

DJan said...

Wonderful! I especially love the little ducks all in a row. :-)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

All these are great, but I love that last one. That path seems to go on forever, endless possibilities. :-)

Adam Jones said...

That sunset looks amazing across the water.

Margaret Adamson said...

That last shots is stunning and I love the cute ducklings.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the picture of the ducks all in a row. Lovely spring memories and planning for the new season ... Your ducks all in a row too!

Caren Gittleman said...

I think the last one is my favorite but they are all beautiful! www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com

Marie C said...

Just stunning photos! I also have missed so many great shots by not having my camera with me...and I also regret not having a camera with an awesome macro lens. But I love the camera I do have, and get the shots I can. Just have to to remember to ALWAYS bring it! :-) Yours were just wonderful today

Ida said...

Fabuluos photos. The first and the last are just stunning.
Also a cool looking red bug and darling ducklings.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sharon, lovely images and post..I love the cute ducklings, song sparrow and the colorful bug! The sunset shot is awesome.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images. I like that pathway.

Anni said...

Excellent...a walk along the wooden boardwalk was invigorating!!!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Lovely series of photos. The ducklings are very cute.

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful last shot! love the red beetle and the sparrow, too. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like the mallards a lot. And all beetle macros!

As for the mystery bird, I vote female Red-winged Blackbird.
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