Two outdoor shots are included in this post of the Emerald Studio Photography blog. The first I created in Mt. Tabor Park in Portland, OR – what is now a great park, was once an active volcano, and still is the only volcano within urban city limits of the US. I found this Gilded Flicker foraging around and decided to hang out to see if I’m treated to a good image. I took several, but this is my favorite. Feeling comfortable with it’s ability to hide at least partially in the grass, this guy was still skittish with me being there, and wouldn’t take her eyes off me the whole time I was there. She finally took off and joined it’s mate (?) in the tree.
The second image is of Mt. St. Helens, in SW Washington. I like this image because despite St. Helens being over 8000 feet tall, this image makes her look less so prominent in the landscape. She almost blends into the horizon.
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