Here are this week’s images from the water. While waiting for fish to rise, I have plenty of time to look around and find subjects to capture. I hope you enjoy the images below.

Mayfly Spinner |

I love to capture Mayfly spinners with my camera. If you are observant, you might find them on the streamside vegetation.

Otherwise, find an eddy.

One of the reasons I take lots of pictures of spinners is they don’t usually fly away! The trick is to find slower moving water, pan the camera the same speed as the current, and take LOTS of pictures because I throw away most of them. Luck has a lot to do with capturing a good image.

The following two images were taken .5 seconds apart, on burst mode. The image on the left is the result of a little Adobe Lightroom CC. Adjustments were made to highlights, shadows, black, dehaze, and sharpening. Lastly, I made over 550 “clicks” with the healing brush to remove items floating in the water to clean it up. Yes, it takes a lot of time to finish an image!

A couple of flowers from an early morning walk along the river.

A wild rose.

Metolius River Wild Rose |

This next image appears to be a Lilium columbianum, a lily native to western North America. It is also known as the Columbia Lily or Tiger Lily.

Wild Tiger Lily on Metolius River |

River views

Metolius River Foliage |
Metolius River Island |

I’m not certain what this insect is…perhaps a wasp of some type?

Metolius River Insect |

I found it floating in the water next to a pine needle.

Metolius River Insect on Water |

And a close-up.

Metolius River Insect - Closeup |

I’ll end with a merganser family. No, Mom is not talking, she’s yawning!

Merganser Family on Metolius River |

Enjoy…go fish!

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  1. John, I absolutely love your pictures! They really make me feel like I’m out there with you. I miss the stream fishing. Keep it up.

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