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First of the Season

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by merlin, May 16, 2018.

  1. merlin

    merlin

    Oct 12, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Made it all the up to Cochiti Canyon on our first kayaking trip of this, our 18th season. Water levels were low due to ongoing drought, but we managed to navigate through some tricky places and against the current.

    Sightings included Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, Ravens, Turkey Vultures, Cormorants, Mallard and Teal ducks, Spotted Sandpipers, and for the first time ever on the river, a flock of colorful Avocets that were feeding on the mudbanks.

    It was wonderful to experience the majesty, stillness, and spaciousness of the river after seven months of no paddling.

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    X30    ---    28mm    f/9.0    1/200s    ISO 100


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  2. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Great series Merlin.
    Nature can be - no is beautiful...

    #9: His and hers? :) :) :) 

    Kind regards
    Klaus
     
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  3. merlin

    merlin

    Oct 12, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Thanks very much, Klaus! Yes, his and hers in #9. ;) 
     
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  4. BrianDW

    BrianDW

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    May 14, 2014
    Portsmouth UK
    Gorgeous rock textures in 5 and 6. What a hard life you lead :rolleyes: .
     
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  5. merlin

    merlin

    Oct 12, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Thanks, Brian! We are very fortunate to have the time and stamina to visit these marvelous places.
     
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