Lake Life: Wild Version

Besides all the family, who have now mostly gone their separate ways, there are plenty of other photo opportunities. The animals here provide some photographic challenges. Like this little guy:

Lots of chipmunks here.

Leaping Chippie CroppedThe chipmunk above and left, darts around so quickly, I had to use sport mode to capture a decent shot (and delete about thirty useless shots–gotta love digital cameras).

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

This heron hangs around periodically, mostly when I do NOT have my camera, but I managed to snap one decent shot (and only had to delete six or seven).

This duck is much easier. She’s constantly swimming around the dock and practically posing for close-ups. Note how clear and beautiful the water is here.

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And I managed to sneak up on this little merganser family:

Merganser Family
Merganser Family

No such luck so far with getting close enough to the loons for a good photo.  They’re out on the bay most evenings and you can hear their haunting cry late into the night and sometimes at dawn, but I’d need a longer lens and a tripod (or a really quiet boat). Still, as I’ve learned from this tree . . .

Don't let 'em get you down!
Don’t let ’em get you down!

. . . NEVER give up!

Seriously. Never.

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