Saturday, June 7, 2014

Manning Park British Columbia June 6 2014

Friday June 6 was a perfect day to be up in the Cascade Mountains.  Dian and I met Brian Stech at the lookout and we hiked up a trail that became impassable because of snow so we turned around and retraced our steps.  The road was still closed beyond the lookout.  The landscape pictures below are taken using High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR).  There is a feature in my camera that allows me to take 3 images at different exposures.  Then the camera merges all 3 images into one picture.  I am still experimenting with it but I was happy with the results today.  Much more so than the previous blog on Cheam.

West entrance to Manning Park
Lightning Lakes Picnic Area
Stellar's Jay 

Snowshoe Hare.  Feel free to correct me on this one.
Townsend's Warbler
Clarks Nutcracker (named after one of the Lewis and Clark explorers.  Not sure which one).  Thanks to friend Carlo for providing the following explanation on the origin of the name.
" I believe the Clark’s Nutcracker was named actually for Charlie ‘Nutcracker’ Sullivan - one of the scouts for the expedition who was in tight with leader Clark"
Hey kids-this is a good example where you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.
Cascade Mantled Ground Squirrel.
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Looking east towards Vancouver.  Highway below.
Yellow-bellied Marmot.
Dian and Brian Stech
Brown-headed Cowbird
Looking south
Black Bear on the trail.  It took him a while to realize we were there.  Then he ran into the bush.
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