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
Mr Garter Snake
Bug Love between two amazing metallic green bugs
I was so busy watching bugs copulate I nearly missed seeing Mr Snake dart past
not sure what these are -
Red Headed Skink!
nice cheerful sign warning of ways to die horribly
its been raining buckets or weeks so the water level was truly impressive
Bad Hair day