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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2014, 9:21 pm Thread Starter
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Winter finally got here.

It's getting to be photography time. Too cold for long rides.

So, today it was cold as heck, about 60, and sunny, but the wind was really blowing. The leaves are changing but compared to up north they suck. Nothing here to see, move along.

This little guy was knocking himself out rebuilding his web about every 30 minutes because the wind kept screwing it up. Thus isn't a great picture because of the wind. I had shoot a high ISO and fast shutter to get it. But it is what it is. This little guy was about the size of a BB.

It was actually cool as hell watching him building the web. .

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60*F????? Be sure to wear gloves so your trigger finger doesn't get frostbite.
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I took another picture of my little 8 legged friend this morning. This time I used a flash and when it went off I swear I heard a real squeaky "WTF!"

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Preying mantises Bother me...

I usually run from them...

Biggest one I ever saw.
I mustered up the courage to get close enuff to take a snap of this MONSTER.
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Winter finally got here.

Winter here is a real mix. The leaves fall and the weeds grow. Go figure.

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And a little closer.

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I moved to the Seattle area in the summer of 1991. It has been my experience since then that the Puget Sound Region is most likely to get snow between Thanksgiving and New Years. Our chances of snow diminish greatly after the first of the year even though winter has just begun.

It snowed lightly last Friday night (11/28/14) and subfreezing temps since then have kept the snow and ice from melting in the shade. Tuesday (12-2-14) a friend and I went to nearby Chase Lake looking for birds. The lake, a former peat bog converted to a retention pond, was frozen over. My friend was hoping to get photos of ducks sliding on the ice as they landed.

One autumn several years ago someone reported seeing a cayman in Chase Lake. The local police never found it, but they taped off the park until the first frost. Caymans cannot survive temps below 40*F, so the cops figured there was no danger after the first frost.

Photos #1-3: No such luck on photographing skating ducks, but the pond had some nice winter images. With the right angles, a photo spot in the middle of suburbia can appear to be located way out in the scenic countryside.

Photos #4-7: The ice on the lake created interesting patterns. We heard strange loud noises, which my friend concluded was the ice cracking as it melted.
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Cool shots of the ice patterns!

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Yup Cool pics and interesting to see for about a day or so then it can get tiring!

Neat Pics and you know what I mean I hope.

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