Thursday, August 25, 2011

Scenes, Butterflies, Birds and Squirrels of the Vermilon River. A Post to SWF.

River before Rapids.
 The skies as you can see are not especially vivid. They range from overcast to a bit of sun, although we have had rain, which we needed. So for the post today I included some shots that I like from my hikes, and not much copy.

A Post to SWF @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/
River Wetland showing the Ridge

River before Rapids.

Far Side of Rapids.

Rapids at old Bridge Abutment.

Black Swallowtail.

Song Sparrow

Female Yellow Throat Warbler.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Turkey Vulture.

Turtle.

Red Squirrel.

29 comments:

  1. always love the finish with the squirrel. :)

    the 4th photo - nothing better than a stream rolling over the large rocks. really wonderful...

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  2. Beautiful collection of the views of nature from your walks, thanks for sharing with SWF

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  3. Great shots of the river - looks very lush.

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  4. the river really slows before the rapids, and then it's so beautiful flowing over those rocks. you skies are beautiful, and the birds too. thanks for sharing your lovely world. happy SWF to you Gary. and Boomer too.

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  5. Gary you live in such a beautiful landscape with a lot of wild life :)

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  6. Very nice. Every time you go out you bring back such beautiful images. Thanks for sharing them.

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  7. Especially the river images are great. Gorgeous nature! Have a great day.

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  8. wonderful collection of nature images. i especially adore the turtle photo.

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  9. Such beautiful captures!

    <a href="http://www.mycountryroads.com/2011/08/lion-or-pig.htmlMy Skywatch</a>, have a great weekend ahead!

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  10. I love the pix, Gary, but what really made my day was your use of the word "copy". Memories of my many, many years in the printing and newspaper biz. Sigh.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. Excellent collection as always Gary. I'll gladly send you some of our rain if you want it.

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  12. What lovely calm shots! The butterfly and vulture shots are gorgeous.

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  13. All the photos are great, but I love the squirrel peeking out at the camera in the last shot!

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  14. My favorite shot of the river is the one before the rapids -so tranquil! And the yellow rumped warbler is so focused on what it's doing:)

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  15. Beautiful photos and lovely shots !! Great post !!

    Padharo Rajasthan

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  16. Love the turkey vulture photo, and the squirrel peaking. And, of course, this dry, dry, summer, it is always wonderful to see water shots.

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  17. Hi there - what great scenery you have in Canada, it must be so interesting to see Canadian birds and Canadian turtles, not to mention Canadian butterflies and Squirrels!

    SM – Australia ;)

    PS: is it clear that I know where you are?!

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  18. I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on. I really admire "your" photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture. Your photos of a variety of things shows your best judgement. I really like your header photo.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

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  19. Beautiful, wild-looking country. I'm glad you're chronicling it. That squirrel is adorable, but, then, I'm fond of the little marauders.

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  20. All beautiful photo's, the shots of the rapids and the very co-operative models. I like the red squirrel, ours are mainly grey now except up in the highlands of Scotland. I love the photo of Boomer, I am assuming that is Boomer.

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  21. magnificent composition! thanks for dropping by at explorerminded.com

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  22. Lovely sceneries and animal shots as usual.

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  23. A fantastic series of photos with beautiful colors and great shots of wildlife.

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  24. Sweet captures. I especially like the warblers best (we don't see them around here much).

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  25. Sorry I'm late Gary... another lovely series.

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