This is a record of some of the objects seen by the Panasonic Leica 100-400 mm lens.
The first (What is it?) butterfly:
It was flitting from willow to willow collecting (eating?) pollen. I was chatting with Birder Ann DJ on Riverside Road and noticed the “flutter by”. The above is where it momentarily landed before continuing its morning travels.
Technique. When I see activity I focus on a likely spot for the critters to visit. Then I can trip the shutter quickly and hopefully capture the beastie. I photo’d this nice catkin but, alas, no beastie came to visit.
Along Riverside Rd, the ancient horsetails are sprouting rapidly.
Two nice flowers in Diana’s garden:
Cruising in front of Shirley’s place:
Another of Shirley’s friends. Click on it to see the apparent need for re-preening of those feathers.
Evening Primrose poised for its rapid seed stalk development:
Aha! The first Trout Lily blossom of the season. Across from Dave and Maureen’s place.
First photo of the elusive (to me!) Northern Flicker:
Long shot from behind Steve’s Electric Place:
Muskrat in the pond across from Big Lake:
Early Saxifrage along Hwy 529:
Another type of spore capsule …
in context: (Click on the photo(s) to see the detail!)
A youthful Pale Corydalis …
Very first sighting of (the uncommon around here for some reason) Trailing Arbutus in bloom:
Next: Some close-ups with a macro lens. But before posting those I am going out into a beautiful day to enjoy nature springing into spring! Things are really moving up here now. A good time to get out and about!!