I just felt like a needed a long walk on this, the last day of Autumn 2007. I put the 500mm lens on the camera – the one Norm Karp loaned me. I hadn’t gone but a few yards down the trail when a hawk flew by and landed in a tree. I snapped a few shots… then it took off. I followed it and snapped a few more. None of the shots came out particularly well… but good enough that I think it’s a Cooper’s Hawk. What do you think?
I also took a picture of this Winterberry Holly using the long lens. I’m afraid I just can’t get very consistent results with it. I don’t think I’ll be looking for one like this! I switched back to my kit lens and sometimes added the 10X closeup lens and had a lot more fun.
Here is the “Forever Bridge”. That’s what my daughters dubbed it once when they were very young and I made them cross-country ski across it on a windy, cold day.
And here’s a harvestman that was actually crawling on top of the snow:
It was a very pretty day for a walk. Tomorrow is officially winter… and the daylight returns. Whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year, may yours be joyous and nature-filled! Blessings to you!