Red tail hawk
I needed a nature break so I grabbed my camera and headed out to Merced Wildlife Refuge. This fledgling was less than 12′ from me and posed the entire time.
You See Anyone Coming Yet?
These ground squirrels were looking down the road, ever vigilant.
This little ground squirrel came out of its burrow and did a series of stretches for me.
Taken at the Merced Wildlife Refuge last year. This duck was bobbing for food.
Color on the River
I up’d the saturation and contrast in my camera to get the new growth to really pop in this photo. Also used in this photo, a circular polarizer.
The thing that caught my eye as I walked along the edge of the river was the rocks and rapids.
Path Along the Merced
I parked my car at Fern Spring and went down to the bank of the Merced River. There is an old path that runs between the roadway and the river until you get to the meadow. I loved how the moss was growing over the rocks and up the trees. It provided a nice contrast to the photo.