Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 448 - Ducks and Beavers

 ISO 200, 280mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec

If you know anything at all about Oregon, you know that the state is ruled by ducks and beavers. Pick a side and proudly wear your colors. Nothing else matters.

Today we had an hour of zero precipitation. A totally novel concept.

We made our way up to the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge. Most of the refuge is still closed for the season, but the walk we took was beautiful.

ISO 100, 210mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec

This pond was covered in tiny red flowers. I'm guessing they must be some form of algae.

From the looks of this tree, the beavers have been busy and the ducks are just hanging out, stretching after their nap.


  1. Really lovely photos. It'd be really great to see the beaver doing this to a tree. Such amazing animals.

  2. wow that shot of the pond is awesome. I wouldn't have had a clue that was the water had you not put it in the blog. Gorgeous!

  3. The duck reflection is really good. Congratulations.