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Steve Foss

On the road with Ken and Steve

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Yeah, we went out doing photography together again. All the way up the Echo Trail to Vermilion Falls and back. Then it started to rain, so we came home.

No moose, no wolves, no big stuff, but lots of fun stuff. gringrin

Four vultures


Red-eyed vireo


White-throated sparrow


Chipmunk No. 1


Chipmunk No. 2


Water lily


Photographer grin


One look at Vermilion Falls


Bumblebee on campion


Tattered northern crescent on ox-eye daisy


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Hey, some pretty good photos from a relatively slow day (except for that one shot of a strange creature on a rock). Really like the white throated! The water lily ain't bad either!

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Here's a few of mine:

The cooperative bee on campion:


I think Steve said this was a Pearl Eye:


Vermilion Falls:


And the four vultures:


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The water lilly is beyond great. It has such a luminous quality, just blew me away

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Nice looks, Ken. That pearly-eye is great and sharp, and I like your comp on the falls a lot.

Yellowhead, I used exposure compensation to shoot the lily with the histogram so far to the right that the whites were on the edge of blowout. Because the water and plants in the frame were relatively dark from the start, when I darkened everything in post-processing to the point that the blossom looked just right, all the BG elements had darkened so much they receded from view.

It was actually raining when I took the picture, and it's amazing how lusciously the white lily gathers that diffuse overcast light, like the light source is actually inside the flower.

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