Wow! I knew it has been a while since I last posted something but truly didn't realize it has been over a month. Sorry about that.
I really haven't done much shooting in the past month, though. Just two trips to Lake Harriet. The first one was getting together with a couple of people in my photo club and the second (yesterday) was partly because the weather was incredibly gorgeous and also because there were some subjects I had spotted on my last visit that I needed to reshoot.
Here's the highlight from the first trip. Right as we entered the Bird Sanctuary, I heard a woodpecker tapping away. Looking around I spotted this little guy. I shot 50-100 images, moving around a bit, getting different angles. This is pretty much the only one that is decent.
The rest of these images are from yesterday.
I had spotted this dead tree on the last visit, but didn't get any good shots. I really like the shapes and textures.
This one was basically next to the the previous shot. Maybe I'll say it's inspired by Georgia O'Keefe.
What I like in this image is the different layers and types of decaying tree/stumps. It really shows the theme of death and rebirth that I find inherent in the subject.
Next are a couple of wildlife rareties. The first is an albino squirrel (it ran away just as I got to where it is, so this is the best I managed to capture) and the other is a very red gray squirrel (a color variant I haven't come across before).
And finally, due to the end of daylight savings, it was getting dark as I left, so I snapped several shots and merged them into this final panorama.