Monthly Archives: October 2012

Click of the Week – Middle Siouxon Falls

I have been methodically chipping away at photographing many of the waterfalls that line Siouxon Creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This waterfall which is known as Middle Siouxon Falls, along with Upper Siouxon Falls, are a substantial 10 mile hike. This past weekend I made the trek and photographed these two waterfalls, along with two others as well. In total, it was about a 12 mile day which I am still feeling. Much more will be coming on the whole series in the near future, so please stay tuned! As always, thanks SO MUCH for looking and any comments!!

This was shot with a Canon 5D Mk2 and 16-35 2.8 Mk2 lens at f/11, 0.3/sec., ISO 800 using only a polarizer. This is a single exposure.

Middle Siouxon Falls - Siouxon Creek,WA

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Click of the Week – Shovel Me Silly!

“Shovel Me Silly” ? I bet you are saying to yourself, “what kind of title is that ?”  Well, it is a combination of my wit shining through, and the fact that this is a Norther Shoveler hen, and that this bird was hamming it up for the camera. I spent a lot of time “working” this bird, until it (very) slowly became comfortable with my presence; this is really a key part of any type of wildlife photography.

Northern Shovelers typically hang out on marshy ponds, skimming the surface with their large bill for plankton, and often times seeds. They very much resemble a cross between Malards and Green-winged Teals; all stunningly beautiful quackers! :-)Anyway, I shot this image today and wanted to share it with all of you. Let me know what you think! Comments are always appreciated!!

Northern Shoveler Hen

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