Instead, I got up early and puttered around the house. It started out with heavy clouds, but then the sun burst through, with that glorious early morning light. I grabbed my D2X and 105mm micro lens and came up with this one: Just as I was putting my camera away the Flicker showed up and she started grooming in the Garry Oak tree behind my house. I set up my tripod and lugged out the 500/4 and TC14EII and SB800. The morning light made for nifty backlighting and my fill flash took care of the rest. View attachment 6801 My wife talked my into a walk and we saw some Ribes (not sure which kind) in fresh bloom. After fiddling around with selective focus I ended up with this one. View attachment 6802 The walk ended up at a local pub, where this black swan was grooming himself. I will have to go back as I did not really do him justice. View attachment 6803 I think I could get used to a time when every day is a day off work! Hope you enjoyed this little peek into roryville.