Light and Lines
Light and Lines

Sharing photos from our road trip west to visit Glacier National Park. This was taken from the river walk near the convention center in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. I loved the soft evening light accentuating the lines of the road and railroad bridges and reflections.

Montana Road
Montana Road

Took this through the car window in eastern Montana on our way to Lewistown. Shot with my iPhone X. It has a tilt-shift lens effect, which I’ve noticed before when shooting with the iPhone.

Going to the Sun
Going to the Sun

Shot in the evening from the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Looking west towards Logar Pass. This was also taken with the iPhone X. The HDR mode of the iPhone resulted in more detail than when I shot with with my Canon 5D Mark IV. (Note to self: check to see if 5D has an HDR setting.)

Hidden Lake Trail, Logan Pass
Hidden Lake Trail, Logan Pass

This and the next 3 photos are me exploring the capabilities of my 16-34mm wide angle lens.

Hidden Lake Trail 2
Hidden Lake Trail 2

I like this one, taken at a 20mm focal length, better.

Hidden Lake Trail 3
Hidden Lake Trail 3

Included some red rocks in the foreground in an attempt to add a greater sense of depth to the image.

Hidden Lake Trail 4
Hidden Lake Trail 4

This was shot looking as close to the sun as I could, trying to capture the mood of the morning light looking west.

Dragon Tail Ridge Trail
Dragon Tail Ridge Trail

Logan Pass is amazingly beautiful.

Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 2
Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 2

Taken with iPhone X using Pano mode. I do a lot of short pano shots on my iPhone to get a wide angle effect. The iPhone 11 Pro also has a 13mm wide angle lens. Can’t wait to see photos with it.

Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 3
Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 3

Canon 5D.

Saint Marys Lake
Saint Marys Lake

It’s that little silver sliver almost lost in the mountains.

Hidden Lake
Hidden Lake

Taken from Dragons Tail Ridge, Pano mode, iPhone X.

Logan Pass
Logan Pass

Looking east on the way back from Dragons Tail Ridge.

Wildflowers
Wildflowers

Logan Pass wildflowers were in full bloom, lush from all the snow melt.

In the Alley
In the Alley

This looks like an interesting rental on an alley in downtown Livingston, Montana.

Vaclav Shrine
Vaclav Shrine

I was told the shrine to Václav Havel in the Murray Hotel bar (a framed photo of the former Czech President and typewriter), was common in Czechoslovakian bars. But Livingston, Montana? Someone’s a fan.

Bear Butte State Park
Bear Butte State Park

This, and the next three photos, were taken from the trail up Bear Butte outside Sturgis, South Dakota. Bear Butte is sacred to Plains Indian tribes and a site for religious ceremonies, including vision quests.

Bear Butte 2
Bear Butte 2
Bear Butte 3
Bear Butte 3

I visited Bear Butte briefly on my motorcycle trip west last year. It felt very special and powerful and I had to go back and hike the trail.

Bear Butte 4
Bear Butte 4
Art Alley
Art Alley

Really neat alleyway in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.

Badlands National Park
Badlands National Park

South Dakota

Badlands Flower
Badlands Flower

Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

Spirit Warriors
Spirit Warriors

Indian Memorial, Little Bighorn National Monument, Little Bighorn, South Dakota.

Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow

This little guy left the nest…

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

…and this parent has been keeping a watchful eye on its baby.

Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow Preening
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow Preening
Green Heron
Green Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron Preening
Green Heron Preening
Alarmed Green Heron
Alarmed Green Heron

His crest popped up in alarm when he heard to people talking loudly on a nearby path.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC. I’ve enjoyed watching this Great Blue Heron fish the ponds in Fearrington.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village.

Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Bubble Reflections
Bubble Reflections

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Catbird
Catbird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Indigo Bunting, Male
Indigo Bunting, Male

It’s always exciting to find a new bird species nesting in our area. I saw this guy yesterday and was lucky enough to see him, and his mate, again this morning.

Indigo Bunting, Female
Indigo Bunting, Female

There was quite a bit of chirping when she appeared out of the brambles where I think she has her nest.

Hover Fly
Hover Fly

Seen while sitting still and waiting for the Indigo Buntings.

Green Heron in Courtship Display
Green Heron in Courtship Display

I’m happy to see Green Herons nestling in our local pond after a year absence. (The tree that held their nest was broken by a heavy snowfall in January 2018. They visited in the spring last year but decided to nest elsewhere.) April 30, Camden Pond, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron
Green Heron
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher

I love the long tail. April 30, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Camden Pond
Camden Pond

Yes, I’m still exploring surface water with my camera.

Prepared for Launch
Prepared for Launch

Cedar Waxwing about to take off. April 29, Camden Park.

Flipping Mulberries
Flipping Mulberries

I always enjoy watching the Waxwings eat. The last two days they’ve been eating mulberries. The mulberries don’t look ripe, so it could be a sign of tough times. Last two years they’ve eaten the mulberries in late May.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Tired Carolina wren
Tired Carolina wren

I’d been standing still for about 10 minutes concentrating on the Waxwings and Catbirds, when I slowly looked to my right and found this tired little Carolina Wren sitting peacefully on a nearby branch. Near enough so I got great detail on the feathers and eyelashes.

Carolina wren
Carolina wren

His feathers shifted when he looked down, revealing very pink feet.

Winking Wren
Winking Wren

Sleeping with one eye open, actually. April 30, Camden Park.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Every so often a bird decides to land nearby or allow me to get close enough for a portrait. Makes me feel like the luckiest person.

Catbird
Catbird

I need to stake out their territory more often. This is a nice photo, but hoping and trying for something even better.

House Finch in Redbud Tree
House Finch in Redbud Tree

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes
Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes

Camden Park.

Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes
Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes

We have both variants in our little spot.

Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing
Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing

Has that just-woke-up morning look. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Reason for the Name
The Reason for the Name

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms
Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms

I waited for him to get closer to some of the blossoms, but this is as close as he got.

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Morning Hunt
The Morning Hunt

A Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron in Grass
Great Blue Heron in Grass

Earlier, when I first caught a glimpse, he was screened by grasses on the bank. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Water 23
Water 23

The complex reflections from the surface of ripples and waves in the water of our local pond and stream in Camden Park is fascinating. This series of water photos were taken in different light conditions (cloudy, sunny) at different times of day and varying angles to the sun.

Water 29
Water 29
Water 59
Water 59
Water 68
Water 68
Water 77
Water 77
Water 85
Water 85
Water 74
Water 74
Water 89
Water 89
Water 124
Water 124
Water 132
Water 132
Water 138
Water 138
Water 142
Water 142
Water 145
Water 145
Water 18
Water 18
Water 25
Water 25
Water 27
Water 27
Water 16
Water 16
Water 1
Water 1
Water 6
Water 6
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

An Earful of Waxwings
An Earful of Waxwings

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin
American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin
American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin
American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker

Creekwood Trail, Fearrington, NC.

Mallards
Mallards

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Muscovy
Muscovy

Native to Central America, I’m not sure how he came to live in our small park, all alone. Until the Mallards befriended him. Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Mergansers

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Light and Lines
Montana Road
Going to the Sun
Hidden Lake Trail, Logan Pass
Hidden Lake Trail 2
Hidden Lake Trail 3
Hidden Lake Trail 4
Dragon Tail Ridge Trail
Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 2
Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 3
Saint Marys Lake
Hidden Lake
Logan Pass
Wildflowers
In the Alley
Vaclav Shrine
Bear Butte State Park
Bear Butte 2
Bear Butte 3
Bear Butte 4
Art Alley
Badlands National Park
Badlands Flower
Spirit Warriors
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow Preening
Green Heron
Green Heron Preening
Alarmed Green Heron
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron in Flight
Great Blue Heron
Bubble Reflections
Catbird
Song Sparrow
Indigo Bunting, Male
Indigo Bunting, Female
Hover Fly
Green Heron in Courtship Display
Green Heron
Brown Thrasher
Camden Pond
Prepared for Launch
Flipping Mulberries
Cedar Waxwing
Tired Carolina wren
Carolina wren
Winking Wren
Carolina Wren
Catbird
House Finch in Redbud Tree
Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes
Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing
The Reason for the Name
Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms
Chipping Sparrow
The Morning Hunt
Great Blue Heron in Grass
Water 23
Water 29
Water 59
Water 68
Water 77
Water 85
Water 74
Water 89
Water 124
Water 132
Water 138
Water 142
Water 145
Water 18
Water 25
Water 27
Water 16
Water 1
Water 6
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
An Earful of Waxwings
American Robin
American Robin
American Robin
Eastern Bluebird
Northern Cardinal
Pileated Woodpecker
Mallards
Muscovy
Hooded Mergansers
Hooded Merganser
Light and Lines

Sharing photos from our road trip west to visit Glacier National Park. This was taken from the river walk near the convention center in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. I loved the soft evening light accentuating the lines of the road and railroad bridges and reflections.

Montana Road

Took this through the car window in eastern Montana on our way to Lewistown. Shot with my iPhone X. It has a tilt-shift lens effect, which I’ve noticed before when shooting with the iPhone.

Going to the Sun

Shot in the evening from the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Looking west towards Logar Pass. This was also taken with the iPhone X. The HDR mode of the iPhone resulted in more detail than when I shot with with my Canon 5D Mark IV. (Note to self: check to see if 5D has an HDR setting.)

Hidden Lake Trail, Logan Pass

This and the next 3 photos are me exploring the capabilities of my 16-34mm wide angle lens.

Hidden Lake Trail 2

I like this one, taken at a 20mm focal length, better.

Hidden Lake Trail 3

Included some red rocks in the foreground in an attempt to add a greater sense of depth to the image.

Hidden Lake Trail 4

This was shot looking as close to the sun as I could, trying to capture the mood of the morning light looking west.

Dragon Tail Ridge Trail

Logan Pass is amazingly beautiful.

Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 2

Taken with iPhone X using Pano mode. I do a lot of short pano shots on my iPhone to get a wide angle effect. The iPhone 11 Pro also has a 13mm wide angle lens. Can’t wait to see photos with it.

Dragons Tail Ridge Trail 3

Canon 5D.

Saint Marys Lake

It’s that little silver sliver almost lost in the mountains.

Hidden Lake

Taken from Dragons Tail Ridge, Pano mode, iPhone X.

Logan Pass

Looking east on the way back from Dragons Tail Ridge.

Wildflowers

Logan Pass wildflowers were in full bloom, lush from all the snow melt.

In the Alley

This looks like an interesting rental on an alley in downtown Livingston, Montana.

Vaclav Shrine

I was told the shrine to Václav Havel in the Murray Hotel bar (a framed photo of the former Czech President and typewriter), was common in Czechoslovakian bars. But Livingston, Montana? Someone’s a fan.

Bear Butte State Park

This, and the next three photos, were taken from the trail up Bear Butte outside Sturgis, South Dakota. Bear Butte is sacred to Plains Indian tribes and a site for religious ceremonies, including vision quests.

Bear Butte 2
Bear Butte 3

I visited Bear Butte briefly on my motorcycle trip west last year. It felt very special and powerful and I had to go back and hike the trail.

Bear Butte 4
Art Alley

Really neat alleyway in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.

Badlands National Park

South Dakota

Badlands Flower

Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

Spirit Warriors

Indian Memorial, Little Bighorn National Monument, Little Bighorn, South Dakota.

Fledgling Chipping Sparrow

This little guy left the nest…

Chipping Sparrow

…and this parent has been keeping a watchful eye on its baby.

Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow
Fledgling Chipping Sparrow Preening
Green Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron Preening
Alarmed Green Heron

His crest popped up in alarm when he heard to people talking loudly on a nearby path.

Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC. I’ve enjoyed watching this Great Blue Heron fish the ponds in Fearrington.

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village.

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Bubble Reflections

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Catbird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Song Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Indigo Bunting, Male

It’s always exciting to find a new bird species nesting in our area. I saw this guy yesterday and was lucky enough to see him, and his mate, again this morning.

Indigo Bunting, Female

There was quite a bit of chirping when she appeared out of the brambles where I think she has her nest.

Hover Fly

Seen while sitting still and waiting for the Indigo Buntings.

Green Heron in Courtship Display

I’m happy to see Green Herons nestling in our local pond after a year absence. (The tree that held their nest was broken by a heavy snowfall in January 2018. They visited in the spring last year but decided to nest elsewhere.) April 30, Camden Pond, Fearrington Village, NC.

Green Heron
Brown Thrasher

I love the long tail. April 30, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Camden Pond

Yes, I’m still exploring surface water with my camera.

Prepared for Launch

Cedar Waxwing about to take off. April 29, Camden Park.

Flipping Mulberries

I always enjoy watching the Waxwings eat. The last two days they’ve been eating mulberries. The mulberries don’t look ripe, so it could be a sign of tough times. Last two years they’ve eaten the mulberries in late May.

Cedar Waxwing
Tired Carolina wren

I’d been standing still for about 10 minutes concentrating on the Waxwings and Catbirds, when I slowly looked to my right and found this tired little Carolina Wren sitting peacefully on a nearby branch. Near enough so I got great detail on the feathers and eyelashes.

Carolina wren

His feathers shifted when he looked down, revealing very pink feet.

Winking Wren

Sleeping with one eye open, actually. April 30, Camden Park.

Carolina Wren

Every so often a bird decides to land nearby or allow me to get close enough for a portrait. Makes me feel like the luckiest person.

Catbird

I need to stake out their territory more often. This is a nice photo, but hoping and trying for something even better.

House Finch in Redbud Tree

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Eastern Towhee with Golden Eyes

Camden Park.

Eastern Towhee with Red Eyes

We have both variants in our little spot.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Yellow-rumped Warbler After Bathing

Has that just-woke-up morning look. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Reason for the Name

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Chipping Sparrow in Blossoms

I waited for him to get closer to some of the blossoms, but this is as close as he got.

Chipping Sparrow

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

The Morning Hunt

A Great Blue Heron hunting for breakfast. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Great Blue Heron in Grass

Earlier, when I first caught a glimpse, he was screened by grasses on the bank. Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.

Water 23

The complex reflections from the surface of ripples and waves in the water of our local pond and stream in Camden Park is fascinating. This series of water photos were taken in different light conditions (cloudy, sunny) at different times of day and varying angles to the sun.

Water 29
Water 59
Water 68
Water 77
Water 85
Water 74
Water 89
Water 124
Water 132
Water 138
Water 142
Water 145
Water 18
Water 25
Water 27
Water 16
Water 1
Water 6
Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Cedar Waxwing

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

An Earful of Waxwings

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

American Robin

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Eastern Bluebird

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Northern Cardinal

Camden Park, Fearrington Village, NC.‎⁨

Pileated Woodpecker

Creekwood Trail, Fearrington, NC.

Mallards

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Muscovy

Native to Central America, I’m not sure how he came to live in our small park, all alone. Until the Mallards befriended him. Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Mergansers

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

Hooded Merganser

Camden Park, Fearrington, NC.

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