First off, I want to thank Paul for taking the time (and fuel!) to drive all the way up here
for the day. A finer gentleman you'll never meet, and a hellofa lot of fun to spend a day
collecting photons with in the high country. Also need to mention he's skilled at getting
a truck unstuck when it's buried in the snow (there's a first time for everything..lol..).
As Paul has mentioned, keep checking back on this thread as we both shot many frames
of a huge variety of subjects. Unfortunately, we couldn't get the wolf or coyote to pose
long enough for a portrait, however we'll be prepared on the next trip to bring the wolf
in to us rather than us chasing him!
I was a bit late getting to processing the pics of the day, but here are the first two
(of many) that I'd like to share.
North Cascade "Bowl" - tallest (shown) is El Dorado Peak which tops out at 8868':
1/640s f/11.0 at 52.0mm iso200
Later in the morning we hiked into a heavily wooded area containing several ponds
known to hold variety of birds. This was the first one we came across, and I took this
shot at about 100' from the bird. Not sure what it is (Paul?), but it's certainly packing
some bold color. Wish it was a bit sharper, but at that distance and light conditions
I'm pleased with it enough to want to go back and get a better shot!
1/400s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso400
I've still got over 90 images to process, and no doubt Paul has just a few as well,
so be sure to follow the thread as the best is yet to come!