Category Archives: wildlife

~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise ~

  Sometimes I take a photo, like the one below, of a subject (Bufflehead duck) and I’m disappointed when the featured subject is unclear. Then, when I look at the same photograph as a composition, I am pleasantly surprised! ~~~ … Continue reading

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~ Sunday Surprise ~

Sunday morning, while I was making coffee and getting ready for our walk, Jello started baying at the sliding glass door and trying like crazy to climb over it! The last time she made this kind of a ruckus, was when … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #77: Best in Show 2019 ~

Birds are clearly the stars in my 2019 roundup of favorite photos. To me, these captures reveal the grace, beauty, power and stunning adaptability of our avian co-creatures. Brown Pelicans rest in the surf on their way north in early … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

~ Porcupine Trail ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #69: Seeing Double ~

“Have you heard the news ~ the world goes on by twos.” 🐾 I love spiderwebs dripping with dew. These two on either side of a provocatively stained post, are my nod to Halloween.   Two young Black-Tail bucks grazed in … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #18: Blending In – Standing Out ~

  When I last was at Long Beach, bird migration was well underway. I’d forgotten to pack my Panasonic Lumix, so the photos in this post are from my iPhone 8. Though I could not get clear photographs of the birds, … Continue reading

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~ American Wigeon (?) ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge – Ridgefield, WA  USA

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~ Wordless Wednesday + WPC – Mirror 2 ~

  Mirror  

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~ Conconully by Canoe + WPC – Cherry On Top ~

Thursday afternoon, I rented a canoe and paddled Jello over to the 72 foot high (~21 m) earthen dam that created this reservoir. Constructed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1910-11, and reconstructed in 1969, the Conconully Dam is … Continue reading

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~ Cormorant Deference Dance ~ Weekly Photo Challenge – Dance ~

A Double-crested Cormorant riding driftwood in the tide performed a series of submissive moves, as it approached and passed a dominant Double-crested Cormorant. Notice how stark still the dominant bird remains upon its stationary float. This happened quite a distance … Continue reading

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