Cheam Lake Fall Colours

photo of mount archibald and cheam lake fall colours
Cheam Lake Fall Colours
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   Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park is one spot in the Fraser Valley where I always go looking for fall colour. An old limestone mine, the park was created in 1990 and now is a great place to photograph not only fall colours, but wildlife – especially birds. Always a bit out of my telephoto range though.

   I visited Cheam Lake twice this fall. Someday I need to explore it further – it is close to so many other locations I like to shoot at that I tend to not have enough time. The first time I was there this year I did not find a lot of color but I did manage to make this photo of a Rabbit. I realize this may not be the most exciting or exotic species, but I’ve always like rabbits.

photo of mount archibald and cheam lake fall colours
Eastern Cottontail
(Sylvilagus floridanus)
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   This Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus – an introduced species here in British Columbia) allowed me to briefly make some photographs of it. A few more mouthfuls of grass and it took off into the deeper underbrush near the lake. Considering the amount of these I have in my backyard, I am surprised my first photo of one was taken over an hour away from home.

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4 Responses to “Cheam Lake Fall Colours”

  1. AngelaFaith says:

    This is stunning. Creative mind at work.

  2. I like the different layers and points of interest to this image of Cheam Lake. I also enjoy the rabbit one. I have often seen rabbits nearby especially at Borst Park in my home town of Centralia but unfortunately I haven’t seen a single one since I purchased my telephoto lens. Needless to say most of my rabbits shots are less impressive and show the rabbit as a small speck at a great distance or look like blurry bigfoot pictures. Once again thanks for sharing your adventures in photography.

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