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The early bird…

24 Jul

…gets the good shots.

I had gotten to bed late due to having my quarterly 3-hour conversation with my youngest brother.  What was I doing awake already at five AM? By 5:30, I was tossing around like a fish out of water and decided to get up, go hike, and shoot photos before work.

I recently paid Canon USA way too much money to fix my broken EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens.  I received the lens back last week so I decided to use it this morning to give it a good workout.   Generally most of the photos I capture are with focal lengths under 50mm.  Being forced to use 70mm or more is a challenge.  Fortunately, getting up at dawn gives me the chance to see a lot of wildlife, which the longer focal lengths are good for.

I headed over to Caribou Ranch and set out on the trail.  Needless to say, at 6 AM, I didn’t seen any other people.  Just the way I like it.

 

Chickaree squirrel digging up a cached morsel next to a beautiful lichen covered rock.

 

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Red Fox

15 Dec

These are some photos of a red fox family that was living across the street.  Some of you may have already seen these, but I wanted to collect them all in one place.

Mamma or pappa fox... it's hard to tell from this angle

One of the pups

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Great Horned Owls

20 Apr

A friend notified me that there were some owls nesting near where she lives.  So I went over to take some photos last week.

This is one of the parents, although I’m not sure which one.  For various reasons, I think this is the female.

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