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Barn Owls

I went out this morning to practice using a long lens with the Mike’s Camera and HawkQuest folks. Since I don’t usually take pictures of birds, having their experts was interesting.

Yes, this is probably the same bird I took pictures of last year. Here I was experimenting with a gimbal head, so it was easier to get a stable picture.  

Here’s a picture of a spectacled owl.

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Waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge

Last week I went to the Columbia Gorge to shoot waterfalls.  It was a class with Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and taught by Doug Johnson.  Doug had many excellent suggestions.  One of those was just how much rain gear you should wear while shooting the waterfalls.  My thought was it didn’t matter just how much it was raining, the spray off some of the waterfalls was intense.

Horsetail Falls

Doug was commenting that most people kept asking him how much photoshop he was using, since no one believed it was that green. And it really was that green, Oregon and the West Coast have had an incredible amount of precipitation this year.