I find myself looking for trees which have dropped all or most of their leaves. Not long ago I was looking for the first leaves to change from green to red, yellow, or orange.
It is funny how my eyes and camera gravitate to the next change. I'm still enjoying the fall colors and there are still some trees yet to change colors but now the new fun is spotting the first of the bare limbs.
The birds are getting busier and busier. Not sure if it's because it's chilly or what motivates them but I notice a flurry of activity this time of year much like the spring flurry.
Part of the reason I like to see more and more trees losing their leaves is I find that I can get a new view point on the lake when I'm walking.
In the summer when the birds land on the ledge in front of my greenhouse and raised bed, they are protected from my view. This time of year as more of the leaves have dropped, and the roses are dying back, I can spot the birds like the one below when they land on the ledge (for want of a better word).
The ledge above is kind of like a top to a fence but there's no fence, just lines that support the roses. I suppose I could call it a trellis but that's not it either. I guess I'll stick with ledge.
The ducks below almost blend into the leaves. Not a very good shot but I like the feel of the array of multi colored leaves on the ground with the multi tones of the ducks.
I love the layers of textures against the sky. Some dense folliage, some very light, some bare, a bit of this and that.
I recently shot the turtles below and it's very similar to shots I got a month or two or three ago. I remember wishing the light didn't wash out the turtles so much. Once again, I ended up with washed out turtles. The problem is there isn't a trail on the other side of the water where the turtles hang out. I guess I could try different times of the day.
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