Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Metolius River Camping Trip

Over this past weekend I was able to get out and get some reference shots while camping along the Metolius River in Central Oregon. This is a beautiful and unique river that emerges right out of the ground at the base of Black Butte. The weekend also included some flyfishing, a trip to the fish hatchery with the kids, and some great company. The above picture is of a merganser brood swimming upriver.

This yellow warbler made for some great shots as I was able to get fairly close in some good light. A future painting may evolve out of this one.

This mule deer doe was an adventure for my daughter and I as we spotted it from about 300 yards and snuck up to about 40 yards without disturbing her. She was absolutely thrilled by getting so close and sneaking through the grass.

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