Thursday, October 31, 2013

October Favorites

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As we made a low pass over the north side of Mount Tamalpais with the [airplane] window opened for photography, Barbara excitedly announced over the intercom: "This is incredible. It's all unbroken forest down there. I'm seeing more continuous forest right here in the Bay Area than in all my flights over the national parks of Costa Rica."
--Galen Rowell, from the Introduction to Bay Area Wild



Under the Madrones



Bathing Beauty



Redwoods & Friends



Above Alpine Lake



Raccoon Highway



Banded Garden Spider



Lake Fog



October Columbine



Turkey Tail Fungus



Pleated Caps



Slime Mold: Wet & Dry



Redwoods, Alpine Lake



Through the Moss



Orange Sulphur



Soaring Redtail



Sunrise from Mt. Tam



Moonset from Panoramic Highway



Blackberry Blossom



Secret Pool



Secret Pool #2



Rock Spring



Pelicans at Foot of Tamalpais



Buck Deer Frightens Burrowing Owl



Cloudscape



Jay Feathers



Leaf in the Stream



Sunspot



Yawning Coyote



Zig Zag

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6 comments:

  1. Inspiring, beautiful shots--and a great variety too. Loud applause.

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  2. Cool moment with the deer flushing the burrowing owl. I bet that guy was pretty well hidden in that tall grass.

    Looks like a nice month you had.

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    1. It's funny, but the owl was easy to see, even from a distance, because of its two bright eyes in a dark hole on a light-colored hillside. The deer was a total surprise. It just came running over the hill (where I was trying to get closer to the owl) and almost ran into us.

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  3. Wonderful John. Seeing these I feel like putting the camera up on the shelf and take up knitting. Or I can be inspired. I'll try the latter.

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean. There's so much good photography out there, but there's still nothing like being out there and shooting what inspires us.

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