Here are this week’s images from the water. While waiting for fish to rise, I have plenty of time to look around and enjoy the fall colors on my home waters, the Metolius River. I hope you enjoy this week’s portfolio.
A fly fisher and his dog.
Capturing the sunlight breaking over trees.
Dipper flapping its wings to remove water.
Even though this is a little soft on focus, I really like it.
Beautiful Rainbow Trout.
This is a strong, fat Rainbow that jumped six or seven times.
This is the reward for slowing down and using your observation skills. What do you see?
Now take a closer look. I was only able to see this when I stepped in the water to find insects along the shore vegetation.
A mass of stonefly nymphs. I recognize the empty Cascades Stone nymph shucks, but the smaller ones are a mystery to me. We’ve seen lots of Olive Stones about an inch long. It may be them…and then again…
The next two images certainly aren’t my best, but I wanted to show how incredibly difficult it is to find right depth of field and focus of these insects moving on the water as the water moves.
Colors on the water are amazing.
Closeup view of Cascades Stone.
Wildflower on log.
Just a wild guess, but could this be a kangaroo rat?
I must say, my home waters are beautiful this time of year. I’ll certainly miss these colorful views as the leaves drop and the landscape becomes more monochrome. And fewer insects to capture with my Nikon camera.