A Dark and Cloudy Day Along the Reservoir

As we walked along the reservoir we were sure that any minute the clouds would open up delivering a soaking rain but with cameras in hand we soldered on. We were desperate for a nature fix but what would we possibly see? Any pictures taken would probably be blurry or at least, with the Auto ISO on, full of noise. Attempts to visualize landscapes that might have something endearing to say proved futile so we concentrated on the smaller things where the very flat dim light might be an asset.

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Cormorant on a dark day

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Amazingly even under these circumstances beauty was found.

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False Sunflower

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My favorite stump.

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Golden Star, (Donna)

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Blue Vervain, (Donna)

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Queen Ann’s Lace, (Donna)

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Milkweed

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The Mallard Ducks seemed happy enough.

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Female Mallard

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Female Mallard with young.

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The camera managed to capture a Nuthatch.

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Nuthatch (very low light)

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 .   .   .   a dragonfly even let us get close.

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Widow Skimmer

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But not all dragonflies were having a good day as witnessed buy this Great Crested Flycatcher that was showing off it’s prize.

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Great Crested Flycatcher, study 1

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Great Crested Flycatcher, study 2

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Great Crested Flycatcher, study 3

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On a lighter note during a recent bike ride we got an endearing picture of two young dear.

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Stopping to check out the turtles.

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Too cute!

 

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