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Visit to the Falls



It's easy to get me out to take pictures when I have new toys to play with - kisarazumama offered me free breakfast if I'd take her to Great Falls park and as I'd just gotten a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR as well as a Tokina 80-400mm for my camera I wanted to try them out! We had a great breakfast at the diner in Rockville & then headed down to the falls - as soon as we turned down the road to the park we spotted a handsome young buck & I pulled over & grabbed my camera & rolled down the widow & got one blurry shot before he took off.

Once we parked & hiked to the falls we found a bevy of great blue herons & also encountered some lovely butterflies, a garter snake & a red headed skink! Successful day for wildlife :)

New Gallery on my flickr-
Great Falls Park, Maryland - May 30, 2009



the buck we spotted on the way in
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Mr Garter Snake

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Bug Love between two amazing metallic green bugs

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I was so busy watching bugs copulate I nearly missed seeing Mr Snake dart past

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Zebra swallowtails
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not sure what these are -

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Red Headed Skink!

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nice cheerful sign warning of ways to die horribly

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its been raining buckets or weeks so the water level was truly impressive

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herons!!

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Bad Hair day
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Tags: great blue heron, great falls, photography
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