Thursday, September 13, 2012

More Scenes and Wildlife of the Vermilon River. A Post To SWF.

 We've had our first frost,so Indian summer is fast upon us. The weather people have forecast at least another three weeks of warm weather. The scenes are from hikes along the River and the beaver pond.

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 The mornings are still cool,so the mist continues. Here it makes the ridge appear like a double image.
Same with tundra in the forefront.

Same but looking toward the hydro pole lines.

Rapids with little island.

Beaver pond reflection.

Beaver lodge on the left.

More reflection

Beaver

Beaver

Beaver

Beaver.

Lone Goose on the edge of the wetland.

A complete Honour  Guard

Flight Scramble.

Wood ducks on the big wetland.

Same only closer.

Raven in flight.

Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow.

 The Blue Jays are coming out of the forest foraging for food now, a sure sign of fall.
Close up.

Chickadee

Chickadee

Female Purple Finch.

These little guys fled into the wetland at my approach. I thought they were sparrows, but they're female Yellow Rumped Warblers.
Same.

Same.

Sulphur.

Unknown Insect.

 I've now taken to photographing insects in flight. I think this is a moth.
Same-look at those wings go

Fleabane?

 These yellow flowers are almost past their prime, but every year I see them in the woods without knowing what they are.
 As I said earlier, we don't have a lot of maple, but they sure are bright. The ones below are a different red, all the result I think of the chemical reaction in the leaf,
Maple

Red Squirrel.

This Red Squirrel along with a chipmunk, and another squirrel live in the forest directly behind us. They frequently visit much to the enjoyment of the in door cats who live on both sides of us.

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44 comments:

  1. What a great variety of wildlife, and such a beautiful scenery!

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  2. Fantastic series! I've never seen a beaver in free nature.

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  3. Beautiful serie of photos.
    Your "fog" pictures is great, - like a lot!

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  4. this is such a great set of photos, thanks for sharing.

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  5. a great post. Good luck with shooting flying insects. It is fun but not easy.

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  6. Nice pictures, a place full of magic, today I prefer the Red Squirrel.

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  7. love your fog/mist. you're starting to get some beautiful fall color! the red squirrel giving you his backside is too cute.

    i think the fleabane might be asters. it is a fall bloomer.

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  8. Such a beautiful series of photo's again Gary I love the birds and the country. The lakes and reflections are also wonderful.

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  9. Great foggy skies and lots of wonderful critters and birds! Love the beginning of the fall colors! Yep, the squirrel is way too cute!! Have a great weekend, Gary!

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  10. My favorite is photo number two love it!

    Kim,USA

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  11. After a very difficult day over here, allow me to thank you very much for these much enjoyed journeys into another world.



    daily athens photo

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  12. the second photo is my fav! It is so beautiful! :):):)

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  13. you captured the feel of a cold morning in those mist images. i love them.

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  14. Lovely series, Love the birds and the scenery. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Gary! Your animal and bird shots are always welcome but today with this post my breath is taken away with the landscapes - from the mist to the clear flowing water and reflections and those red leaves - beautiful shots!!

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  16. I love the photos of the mist and the ridge!! And the moth in flight!
    I don't know what your yellow flowers are, but I see them here, too!
    And you can keep the frost!!!

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  17. Morning mist... how cool (pun intended).

    Mysterious mist is alluring and magical. Well at least I think it is.

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  18. I love the mysterious misty shots and you got some good reflections. I enjoyed the wildlife and all the shots in this sequence.

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  19. Just love those beautiful reflections here.

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  20. Beautiful birds. Just love them.

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  21. Your pictures take me to a beautiful world. Thank you!

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  22. Very beautiful series Gary, I particularly like the very beautiful landscape photos.
    Greetings Irma

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  23. Your landscapes are so beautiful always fun to see what shows nature puts on for you

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  24. Your pictures are amazing. Loved them. Wow!

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  25. Lovely set of pictures particularly ... well very difficult to choose just one!

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  26. Wonderful series again.
    I specially love the shots of the mist above the river.

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  27. Bonito reportaje fotográfico.

    Muy Buenas fotos, me han gustado mucho.

    Saludos, manolo (SEvilla .- España)
    marinosinbarco.blogspot.com

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  28. Those tundra scenes are just amazing!

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Hope you'd come and see my sky shots also. Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

    Have a great weekend!
    Rose

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  30. Beautiful shots, I really love the misty ones. And you actually saw the beavers!

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  31. As always, your photos are lovely! I particularly like the little red squirrel and the misty hills!

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  32. Frost! I bet the squirrels are scurrying faster than ever.

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  33. It's just so exquisitely beautiful there, Gary. It must make your heart hurt when you look at such scenes! You depict them wonderfully with your photography! The misty shots are so lovely, but everything is wonderful! The moth in flight were such interesting shots!

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  34. Beautiful scenes Gary. Even though we haven't had our first frost here, I notice a distinct change in the air at the close of August and opening of September. Your beautiful scenery will be even more exquisite in Fall, my favourite season.

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  35. Pretty reflections and I like the "close up" shot.

    Cool mornings here too in Alberta - not sure we will last with three more weeks of good weather (though it was about 27 degrees today) - but here's hoping!

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  36. The mist shots are wonderful. It was 28 degrees F here in Breckenridge this AM.

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  37. Hi there - those pictures do have the feel of autumn to them - which makes sense as if feels like spring here!

    Thanks for the comments and sorry for the delay - I've been away from home.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  38. Beautiful photo series showing.
    Hanne Bente

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  39. It is always a treat to visit and see your 'scrapbook'....the reflections of fall are just gorgeous! I love the Blue Jays also but they are such mean spirited birds.

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  40. Love your nature shots!! I believe your fleabane is Philadelphia fleabane.

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  41. I'm not sure you got my comment so I'll try again. My computer sent me back to log in again. :-) I wanted to tell you that these are great nature shots and I think you fleabane is Philadephia fleabane.

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