I just took my little Canon S95 out while my kid was scoring much candy. The Canon S series of cameras do a pretty good job even in tough lighting conditions, and I just wanted a pocket camera tonight. I was having as much fun as the kids, and didn't want a big camera.
I hadn't planned to go back to Burke Lake today, but...
When I returned home yesterday I found that the top of my hiking tripod was missing! Think, think, think. The only place I got tangled up yesterday was in a birch tree while trying to find a geocache. So today included a two-mile hike to the site, and yes a recovery of the tripod top that was stuck in a tree, and a two-mile extraction hike.
And here are a few pics I took along the way.
Burke Lake is a big park. it is roughly 10km to do the hike around the lake with a few bits to hit the points and such.
But the weather today, and all such things, came together for me to hike around the lake and take a few photos.
But mostly is was a day for the birds, as they were out and feeding heavily
This cave in Cuba had a huge number of bats, mostly in one room. These are, for the most part, Natalus lepidus (Gervais's funnel-eared bats). But the latin names have changes a bit recently, and I am not sure what exactly their name is right now.
White-tailed deer are pretty common across the eastern US. They can be seen browsing along roadsides, and spotlighted during legal hours for doing such. Most folks would say they are a common animal seen often enough.
But to go out into the forest to photograph them isn't quite so easy. They tend to be active only when there isn't enough light for pictures, they are quite camouflaged with their fur, and in general a difficult creature to photograph well without setting up a blind and hoping they come by.
So, here are a few photos from my efforts today to photograph some deer. Call me lucky or give me credit for being a skilled wildlife biologist who knows how to find things...
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist