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Neighborhood Swamp Critters and More
Sunday 6 October 2013   —   Category: Shooting
A couple of days ago I decided to enjoy the sunny break in our rainy Oregon weather by taking my daily walk through the forest and swamp areas which surround my neighborhood on three sides.

Of course, I had my fairly-new Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR pocket camera with me, just in case I encountered anything worthy of a photograph.

Once I got to the swamp area I did start to see some interesting things. A group of ducks in the far end of the swamp caught my eye. The scene had an unusual look because the sun was in front of me, causing the light to reflect off the surface of the swamp, and the ducks to be somewhat silhouetted. They were pretty far away, so I put the F900’s 20x zoom (500mm equivalent) to good use.

After taking that shot, I looked down and was startled to find a snake at my feet! It didn’t take too long to discover it was dead, but still, it gave me a momentary fright! After taking its picture, I moved on some yards until I came to a clear patch of swamp water, which was teeming with hundreds, if not thousands, of ... what? Fish? Bullfrog tadpoles? You’ll have to take a look at the photo and decide for yourself.

Continuing on the circuit of my neighborhood, I also encountered some domestic animals like dogs and a cat. But not every photo-worthy subject was an animal — I also took a couple of nice nature shots, like the thistles shown on this page. You can see all eight photos in the Neighborhood 2013 album.
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