Saturday, May 23, 2015

Nature's Delights

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"
- Robin Williams

I took the new 7200 on my walk to work the other day. It was a beautiful sunny morning and the trees are exuberant. It was partly practice and testing the new camera, and partly just my usual joy in recording the wonders of nature.

The pelicans have been congregating in the mornings below the weir. It's a bit far from the walkway on the bridge with only the 18-300 but doable. Funny how small the Canada geese look next to the pelicans. The pelicans have the second largest wingspan of any North American bird (number one are the condors).

pelican morning preening

At the other extreme, here's testing the macro abilities of the same lens. It's still cool enough in the mornings that the bugs are moving a little slower and easier to photograph.


I love the new emerging leaves.

springing forth

And, of course, all the flowering bushes and trees.


Almost an overdose of color on some of them:

a riot of color

A lucky shot of someone else enjoying the flowers:

busy bee

new leaves by the pond

Despite the frustration of learning a new camera, and missing some of the features from the old one, I'm pretty happy with the results so far.

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