Photography in Early Winter


It was a dark, dreary, drizzly day in early winter, not a target-rich environment for a photographer.

But a photographer is always hopeful and keeps a sharp eye for potential photos.

A raincoat, Pendleton beret, a telephoto lens for the DSLR and I was ready for a 3 1/2 mile loop in the West Hills of Portland.

Robins, crows, Ana hummingbirds, spotted towhees and song sparrows spend the winter in the hills. They always make good subjects.

Buds of new flowers and colorful berries can sometimes be spotted.

Use your imagination and enjoy the outing.

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

A nice home along the hike

A nice home along the route

A colorful bud ready to burst

A colorful bud ready to burst

A common sight (a murder of young raucous crows)

An uncommon sight (a murder of young male raucous crows at rest for once)

Totem Pole at the entrance to the Marquam Trail

Totem Pole at the entrance to the Marquam Trail

The muddy Marquam Trail

The muddy Marquam Trail

American Robin on the search for a tasty worm

American Robin on the search for a tasty worm

Spiral rock stair steps to an old home along the route

Spiral stair steps to an old home along the route

Pensive Song Sparrow

An alert Song Sparrow

Second-growth forest below Council Crest

Second-growth forest below Council Crest

 

 

 

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