Thursday, September 27, 2012

Prairie Color

As the maples and aspen turn brilliant prairie colors become subtle, a nice balance to the brilliance of autumn leaves.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Crane Morning

The cranes are back and this was my first morning photographing them.  A beautiful but chilly 22 degrees when I pulled out of the driveway.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Color in the Barrens

The oak barrens were named because their poor agricultural potential and widespread pin oak trees.  Through most of the year color is subtle or locally intense when wildflowers are in bloom. Color on the barrens is at peak now.  Recorded in Burnett Co., Wisconsin

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sumac Leaves

One of the earliest leaves to change color and one of the most intense colors of fall.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bluestem Diamond

Dew will soon turn to frost and this scene will be a pleasant memory.  Grass has been a frequent subject during the last couple months, only because I have noticed it this year.  I usually go out early and wander, hoping to see something that will look good.  Who knows what will catch my attention this fall?  Ah, the magic of nature photography!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Horsethief Butte

This is a view on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge.  As you head upstream the land opens up to prairie habitat.  Horsethief Butte is a climbing and rappelling center and crowded with enthusiasts on weekends.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dog Creek Falls

One of the features the Columbia gorge is noted for are the many waterfalls.  Most of them are on the Oregon side of the river.  This is in the Washington and a very short walk from the car.  Most of the day it was busy but when everyone went home for supper I had it to myself.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

If I were a hammer . . .

. . .all the world would be a nail.  To a macro photographer all the world is small.  I recently visited our daughter in Oregon and while waiting for her rappelling class to finish I explored the Columbia River Gorge. Since the light was so bright and flat macro was the only way to go.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Changing Color

This sumac leaf starts the fall color season, the intense reds will soon follow. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Spier Motion

Sometimes video is the only way to share nature.  This spider was busy making its web one evening a couple months ago.  The movement and rhythm just cried out for a video capture.  This was made possible using the macro lens and using the video recording capability of the Canon 7D.  Filmed at Brown Co., MN.