Yakima Canyon, Washington

 

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As I traveled south from Leavenworth to get to my first “official” set of scenic roads for the day I took some other scenic back roads and passed through Yakima Canyon.  I took the top picture with my cell phone camera, which is how all the other pictures you have seen thus far were taken.  When I stopped to take a picture of the river I saw a guy walking back to his truck (if you have good eyes you can see him on the left side of the picture, wearing a maroon shirt).  He was carrying a camera with a very substantial zoom lens.  He had been taking pictures of a bald eagle, apparently bring food back to her young’uns in the nest.

I am particularly pleased with how well the bottom picture turned out.  I took it with my new Canon digital camera with a 0-50x zoom lens.  I bought it while I was in Bozeman, Montana but it has taken me a few days to get it operational and figure out how to transfer the pictures to my computer.  It has wi-fi capability (ain’t technology great?).

I bought the camera primarily to help take better wildlife pictures and it looks like it is up to the task.  I’ll be posting some comparison pictures in the coming days.

By the way, the nest was in the rightmost tall tree on the left of the first picture.  I had driven further up the road but was still pretty far from the tree.  My cell phone camera wouldn’t even come close to this!

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