Stormy skies (or the aftermath of stormy skies) - 10-20mm wide angle.
Feeling funky and fun ~ Lensbaby Scout and Fisheye op
But on most - since I try and hit the trail quite early - the 70-300mm w/a double image stabilizer - a lens I never would have bought for myself (the Mister can be quite generous) is usually a good choice. Because that's when the wildlife is about and in full wake up and grab some breakfast mode. The timing (and the lens choice) did not fail me this morning.
I found this little girl
But the best find was this trio ~ Mama and her twin Bambis.
She was a good Mama. It didn't take her long to spot me.
Exit Stage Left!
I said Left!
Sigh... Rebels - they were kicking up their little Bambi heels like gazelles!
I assure you ~ it was worth getting sand in my Keens. :)
And on a closing note... I've been inspired to start carrying "The Duck o' the Day" with me on my hikes again. (Rather than every shot being at dinner with a glass of wine. They enjoy nature, too.) It's a little challenge I like to give myself to find the most interesting backdrops/bokey. I've had a few printed on canvas wraps and oh my... I've created a monster (myself). I see a whole new market opening up ~ baby nurseries, toddler's rooms/baths, people who won't grow up and have big houses... *wink*
So Water Baby and I did a little trial run on the trail this morning.
Oh hang on to your qwackers.. there will be more to come over the days and weeks!
It feels good to back where I belong. In nature.