A Brief Tour of Stanley Park

Wandered around Stanley Park in Vancouver a little a few weeks ago. The bright sunny morning turned out to be a bit of a challenge… but some turned out:

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And yes, I was “attacked” shortly after…

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They are going to cut this down as its a safety hazard now. Apparently they don’t want someone to get it across the head. Attractive blue fence ain’t it?

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I love this bridge:

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Big storm a few winters ago just completely decimated this part of the park. Before there was no way you’d see the ocean from here…

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Early April Spring Pics

Virtually all of these are with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro. Not easy to macro hand held!

My favorite here – the rest under the link:

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And now for something completely different:

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Due to overwhelming requests for pictures of lichen (okay, just one), here we go:

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Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) before opening:

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After opening:

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Sadly all my shots of two ants “fighting” on this flower did not turn out. Guess pollen is really worth it…

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