Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ken Phelps sent some artistic photos of nature. His notes are indented:

Due to positive feedback on not-always-wildlife images,  Jerry is graciously allowing me to post my Flickr address.

Here’s a heavy coating of dew/melted frost on fir saplings.

Cladonia fimbriata [a lichen], growing on an old piece of knotted rope hanging in the yard.

Macro shot of the melting edge of a snow bank. Looks like a small bird, with the colors of the bank behind giving it a Tuscan feel.
Chatterbox Falls, Princess Louisa Inlet. [British Columbia]:
Princess Louisa again. 80 degree day in September, looking up from the boat at a glacier 6000ish feet above us.

Just for fun, some pareidolia. Snow melt rushing down a steep ditch beside a logging road. I see a skeletal wraith, his ghostly female companion, and an angry lizard.

16 Comments

  1. BobTerrace
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Terrific photography – thank you.

  2. Terry Sheldon
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Lovely stuff. Thanks!!

  3. Chris
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    Love the macro shots!

  4. GBJames
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Nice stuff.

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Very cool! It looks like the ‘bird’ droplet has little ice crystals in it.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted February 14, 2018 at 9:47 am | Permalink

      Yes, it looks like a skin of ice crawling around the sides of the droplet. Watching icicles dripping through the macro lens is pretty interesting. Sometimes you can see the tip lengthening as each drop slides over.

  6. claudia baker
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous photography!

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      Exactly the words I was going to use, so: +1.

  7. busterggi
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    That last one clearly shows an elephant butting heads with a bison.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted February 14, 2018 at 9:48 am | Permalink

      I guess I’m just more “spiritual”….

  8. Posted February 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful

  9. friendlypig
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Great photography. What do I see? I see the Holy trinity – what else could it be? I think I’ve just become a convert – to what I’m not sure, but I am.

  10. rickflick
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Good stuff. It’s nice to see some soulful artwork inspired by nature.

  11. ToddP
    Posted February 14, 2018 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful shots, Ken! Thanks for sharing. Nice bokeh effect in that first dew drops photo.

    • Ken Phelps
      Posted February 15, 2018 at 6:38 am | Permalink

      Both the dew shots were taken with a 90mm tilt/shift lens.

  12. Posted February 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic photos!


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