Click of the Week – Signs of Spring

The first signs of Spring are finally upon us here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Temperatures are warming, buds are blooming, and this photographer is itching for all of the photographic opportunities this season brings. I am looking forward to the wildflowers in the Columbia River Gorge, macro photography of all the small critters and plant life, and of course waterfalls with their beautiful, lush foliage surroundings.

A backpacking trip to Utah’s slot canyons is in the works and right around the corner, as well as a week high in the Wallowa mountains in Eastern Oregon.  Towards the end of the year, a long awaited trip to New Mexico will surely allow the explorer’s imagination in me to run wild photographically.

I wanted to capture an image that illustrated my passion in photography, which is wildlife and nature photography, as well as something to represent the season which is upon us. This is an image of a Black-capped Chickadee feeding on some freshly blooming buds. These same buds later exploded with pollen all over me and my camera. I had yellow dust everywhere! Needless to say, the camera got a thorough cleaning when I got home. Oh well, it all comes with the territory! 🙂

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