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:

pasqueflowerant

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And now for something completely different:

glass

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

lichen

Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) before opening:

pasqueflower

After opening:

pasqueflower

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

pasqueflowerant

starmagnolia

walnut

Backyard Photo Shennanigans

Just some pics from the backyard. Be warned bee blanchers, there are bees behind the link below!

First, my favorite of the bunch….

honeybeeonheather

Oh, and a spider too!

flyonheather

honeybee honeybeeonheather primula

This guy has been sitting on the edge of my iMac for a week. Every time I think he’s dead I get the end of a pencil near him and he attacks it. I wonder how long this will last.

spider

Cascade Falls near Mission, BC

Took a drive to Cascade Falls on Sunday as I’d never been there. Pleasantly surprised at both the falls and the fact there was still snow on the ground up there.

cascadefalls

Yeah, they all are kind of similar but these were selected from about 70 exposures…. I had some option paralysis.

cascadefalls cascadefalls inukshuk

mini cascadefalls

mossyrock

Thanks to the 10-22mm lens I was able to shoot more than just the following (Canon 50mm 1.4)

cascadefalls

“Trip” to Glen Valley, Sumas Prairie

First we have the train picture. Notable mostly because I was nearly run over within seconds of taking it.

glenvalleytrain

I took that picture, backed up a bit and a truck came around the corner wide and onto the shoulder. One of those assholes with the raised shitty pickup on way too big tires. I didn’t die at least, and consequently took the rest of these:

glenvalleyhorse glenvalley sumasprairie

Not satisfied with these… will be going back – looks like a good vantage point for this shot. Some great angles on it in Washington State too….

sumasprairie

sumasprairie

Today’s Photo Extravaganza

winterheather

thorny birchbark

flyoncamelia

Is it frost??

lavender

moss rosehips rosemoss

algae peelings

This one is mostly interesting because of the little mite in the middle there. He would not keep still and consequently I do not have a good macro of him. 🙁

runaway

I add this photo ONLY because it created rules #5 & 6 in the Murphy’s Laws of Photography page….

fly

These are not good pictures per se but I liked them simply because the birds were cool with me being there.

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