The rapids photos were taken last week when we still had winter. It was about -14 C. Today it is 8C and raining, and all the snow has gone. I'm afraid Boom and I are winter people. Although I like the four seasons, Boom is not at all keen on summer.
It's awfully difficult hiking when it's raining as I have no waterproofing for the camera. The photo opposite is of the side rapids just as the sun began to burn through.
This shot shows the white water just before the chute. By the way my fingers are just about frozen off. I use those artifical warmers when that happens.
The only trouble with the artificial warmers is you can't shut it off once you tear open the package.
This photo shot before the sun warmed up is almost a sepia tone. The sky is so grey in the rain and warmer temperatures over the past few days that I'm using an ISO 800, and the 70-300 lens for wildlife, not the 150-500 which needs a brighter light.
All these red squirrels were shot a my feeders. Since we live virtually in the forest, wildlife heads for the feeders to supplement their diet.
As I said these guys are shot at ISO 800 with the 70-300mm lens. The apartments on both sides are inhabited by cats who are entertained by the birds and squirrels.
The problem with attracting four legged wildlife is that it gets progressively larger as the food chain lenghtens.
This guy visits all the time, but I got a night shot of him at 2 A. M. the other night. I mentioned in a previous post that bears are also interested in the birdfeeders. They're vegans so like birdseed, but especially the suet. As well Boom and I watched the wolf contemplate a night visit to a chained little dog until he noticed us. The photo is red because of the sodium vapor lights in the parking lot.
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