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A Graceful Transition Of Color and Light

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A graceful transition of color and light touches each trail within our Forest in Hot Springs National Park.  A tiny Prairie Lizard warms itself on a Rock below the changing autumn Leaves, further up North Mountain a Monarch Butterfly tastes the nectar of a purple Aster.  A familiar family of deer  crosses our path as we near the end of our journey.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 


Hiking below the Autumn Leaves with a Trio of Deer

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Autumn Confetti is sprinkled in the canopy above the Upper Dogwood Trail. An early show, a tease of the coming autumn spectacular. A familiar family of Whitetail Deer grazed along a parallel path.  I have regularly photographed this Doe, her older daughter and her spring fawn throughout the summer months. She has carefully shepherded them across the park and I have seen them in several different locations. Spiderweb architecture glittered along each trail each one a unique sculpture. Near the end of of our hike a sweet Chipmunk looked at us from a small rock rising above autumn Leaves fallen from years past.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 


Leaves are changing as Autumn Wildflowers are Blooming

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Hikers Rejoice!!!! Temperatures are falling and Leaves are changing as autumn Wildflowers are blooming.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Hummingbird – Seeing Past The Camouflage

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I don’t set up shots, it is all random luck.  Serendipitous moments captured while hiking.  When I was a child I was always good at the ‘spot the difference’ puzzles.  It has trained my mind to see the the anomaly in the landscape on the trail.  On many occasions I will take photographs not seeing with my naked eye what my mind mind sees.  Yesterday I followed the flight of a tiny juvenile Blue-Headed Vireo (photos later).  Once it landed my mind let me know to photograph the tangle of leaves and vines below its perch.

When I arrived home and begun editing I carefully looked through the images.  To my joy I capture a Hummingbird perched on a twig in front of a leaf.  I take a lot of photographs and this is only the third time I have captured a Hummingbird in my photographs.  I would love to know the type, if you recognize the color markings please let me know.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 


Delicate Hues Paint Leaves, Fungus and Wildflowers

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Autumn has arrived painting the Forest with color changing leaves, wildflowers and Fungus.  A Whitetail Doe watches from a slowing fading camouflage of greenery.  The rich green of summer has begun to give way to red, orange and gold.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 


Tiny Woodpeckers Beneath the Late Summer Leaves

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“Time stills beneath the canopy of leaves cradled in Natures song.” ~ Lee Hiller

Love to ALL!
Lee


Early Autumn Confetti

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“Life dances upon my Heart as an autumn Leaf on a gentle breeze.” ~ Lee Hiller


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