We certainly live in one of the most beautiful parts of this country. If you are into the great outdoors it’s only a 10 minute drive away. Beth and I got to take a walk through the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The walk through the refuge is really quite easy and flat. And short. Our Sunday afternoon jaunt with Randy and Shayna provided an opportunity to re-connect with friends and get some great nature shot opportunities. It also gave me a chance to practice some more with the Canon 70-200/2.8 IS and Canon 2X Extender. We will go back often.
Went out to visit Amy yesterday and retrieve my 70-200/2.8 IS lens in anticipation of shooting some soccer this weekend and she and David took me on a search for a beaver that had been sited on the property. While standing next to the stream a hummer appeared and hovered directly in front of us. I looked at the moss covered tree and figured the little hummer was looking for nesting material. Turns out she already had a nest and it ended up right in front of us in that moss covered tree. I added the Canon 2X extender to the lens and came up with these:
The beaver continues to elude the lens but we haven’t given up.
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted anything here. The soccer schedules have been hit and miss for local games until the last month or so. I’ve recently added a Canon 2X extender to the 70-200/2.8 IS and Beth knit a pair of shooters mittens that work great for the cold weather. I’ve also started shooting at a new field in Washougal – Fishback.
And one last one for now, again demonstrating perfect timing…