Steller’s jay, another bird with a pretty distinctive call. They usually move pretty quickly through the trees, like the scrub jay. I did manage to capture this phone near McIntosh Lake. Subspecies of the jay, as is the scrub jay, and closely related to the blue jay. Bold and aggressive, with a strong call.
I believe this little guy is an Allen’s Hummingbird. So, tiny and so fast. You have to be quick to capture this one with the camera. One more reason to be alert out on the trail. Fun that with this move, we have two hummingbirds that frequent the yard and utilizing the hummingbird feeder. Lots of opportunity for photo practice.
Structures, architecture, an iconic imagery of labor and farming and agriculture. Wetlands still pooling from the rains of winter. There’s a story here and that’s what we look for isn’t it? The colors – the blues, the browns, the greens. Textures in the trees, the field, the sky, the water. Shadows and light. Lots to see here. Lots ot photograph and compose.
New Day, New Year. A Pacific Northwest Winter Sunrise.
Scrub Jay and Frosted Holly Tree in Winter
A dove on a sunny day in winter.
Blue skies, the moon, and thick, white clouds. An early morning shot in the middle of winter.
Another from the backyard. A scrub jay taking off. Managed to capture him in-flight. They don’t usually let me get very close before they take off, but on occasion I get lucky.
Skimmer/damselfly in flight
A backyard photo. A little bit easier to capture a photo of a damselfly than a dragonfly in flight.