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20 August 2008 @ 12:19 pm
Bryce Canyon - part 3  
Here's the last post from the Bryce Canyon. The morning at Bryce was a fantastic show of colors and natural history. Bryce was only an 'if there is time' in the trip plan and somehow there was time and I'm so glad I could make it there. I hadn't imagined Bryce to have so much wildlife and with so many lifers, it was a great experience to be there.




Aqua Canyon in Bryce National Park




Aqua Canyon







Around Aqua Canyon








More of Aqua Canyon. Look at the beautiful forest below!








Blue Grouse








A hole in the Canyon wall!








Gold-mantled Ground Squirrel. He seems to be making fun of me! :D








An American Raven in the Canyon








A Gold-mantled Ground Squirrel.













 
 
 
moment_of_memoment_of_me on August 20th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
How very glorious!
ex_neke on August 20th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
You make my day. :)
Alikialiki on August 20th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous!
mamtanaidumamtanaidu on August 20th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Are the rocks so orangish?
Yathinyathin on August 20th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
yeah.
Rafkoorafkoo on August 20th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Is it allowed to camp there anywhere one may wish or just in a special camp sites?
Yathinyathin on August 20th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
There are TONS of camping sites. Wilderness camping is allowed as well, but you need to get permission from ranger (which is easy to get)
Madsmmk on August 20th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Any chance you have them at a higher resolution?
I'm really looking at 1280x1024 - personal desktop use (Aqua Canyon). Email would work....
Yathinyathin on August 20th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Any chance you have them at a higher resolution?
Sent email to your yahoo.com account.
kejnkejn on August 21st, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
do you ever get tired of hearing praise? there's just so many synonyms of "incredible" that i can muster up and we're just at the beginning of your 36 GB vacation. :-O

i want to marry the raven.

how do you always get the backgrounds/the scenery framing the birds so perfect?? the black against the orange is such a perfect contrast. the grouse is set perfectly too among the branches of similar color as the bird, with a little splash of fire in the grass...

oh but, is there some confusion among the squirrels? they can't both be gold-mounted ground squirrels? or is the little one "praying" to become one? :-)
Yathinyathin on August 21st, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
> do you ever get tired of hearing praise?

the way i see it, all the credit goes to the subjects. Something that takes a fraction of a second to make can't take much credit from something that took billions, millions and thousands of years to form!



> how do you always get the backgrounds/the scenery framing the birds so perfect??

how do you know how many birds/mammals i missed out on photographing? :D I see about 75-80% more wildlife than I photograph and less than 50% of those photographed are decent. That's a small, small fraction of wildlife I come across. Some are easier to photograph than others since they are used to humans or naturally bold or prefer habitats that are make them more approachable.


> oh but, is there some confusion among the squirrels?

I did think they were different when I processed my photographs, but they are clearly not chipmunks and with stripes on their back, they can only be gold-mantled ground squirrels.
debbieanndebbieann on August 21st, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
great photos, I love them. I do think the squirrel that is "making fun of you" looks a lot like a chipmunk.
kejnkejn on August 21st, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
I see about 75-80% more wildlife than I photograph and less than 50% of those photographed are decent.

well, the ones you choose to display here are always perfect, and for that you HAVE TO take the credit. :-)
Yathinyathin on August 21st, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Nopes, the animals have to credit for being there. I don't control location, light and actions of these creatures to get the perfect snap, do I? :-)
kejnkejn on August 21st, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
i'll cram the credit down your throat whether you like it or not! :-) the animals don't know how, where or when to pose, but you know how to shoot them and then select the perfect ones, or edit/crop the ones that are good enough to become perfect, and then you let us see them. that's all YOUR doing.

but ok, thank you NATURE for putting the animals and the landscapes in front of yathin's lens. and thank you for evolving homo sapiens into homo sapiens nikon. :-)
kejnkejn on August 21st, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
oh and, pretty please, can i have a slightly larger version of the raven for my desktop?
Yathinyathin on August 21st, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
emailed you a larger version of the raven.
depontideponti on August 21st, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
OK,OK,OK, I won't give you ANY credit...but thank you for the superb images. I wish I could also see the photographs that *you* think are not fit to post...
Ирина Вациnira_vaci on December 17th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Замечательные снимки птиц и белок. Славно! Но кадры с красными скалами потрясают! Такое ощущение, что не зритель смотрит на снимок, а фото вторгается в душу зрителя и не отпускает, и завораживает своей прекрасной и ужасной красотой.
(Anonymous) on February 8th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Camera
What kind of camera do you use? I'm planning a trip around the US and hope to take pictures even half as good as yours.
Yathinyathin on February 8th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
Re: Camera
I have Nikon D300 and a bunch of Nikon lenses.