Sunday, April 22, 2012

springtime on the prairie

it's spring on camas prairie and weekends are spent (as much as possible) exploring the area with camera in hand. i am never disappointed. here are the fruits of this weekend's photo safari-

centennial marsh- this will be dry by july, but is now full of water & teeming with birds- it will be even busier in the coming weeks-


it's always a treat to see the sandhill cranes, and to get close enough for photos. usually as soon as the car stops they start walking the other direction. even better to be able to see them dance-



love the yellowheaded blackbirds. and am tickled with this shot-


a curlew-


swainson's hawk-

and some curious pronghorn-


things get better in the coming weeks as more birds come into the area and wildflowers start blooming. next week is hanging, so it will be yard work saturday & hanging sunday, but then i'll be back at it.

my last class is tomorrow night, then studio tuesday & getting things finished up before we hang on sunday, so stay tuned! have a great week-

2 comments:

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Oh I love the yellow headed blackbird! And the final shot with the identical pronghorn is wonderful! Happy spring to you.
x

Barb said...

What great snaps! There were plenty of critters posing!