Friday, June 5, 2009

Photos of the Day - Tidal Falls visit

Today we had to take a trip out to Tidal Falls in Hancock County, ME to run an errand, so we took the time to spend a little time looking around. First I noticed these beautiful flowers that were covering some bushes that had been planted to make the place look "landscaped". I want to say they are roses of some sort, but the leaves don't really look right for a rose. If you know what they are, please post a comment!

"Powerfully Pink Petals"
Details: FL = 210mm; Exp. = 1/200; Ap. = f/5.6; Exp. Comp = 0; ISO = 560



I think the most exciting thing that happened is that my intern spotted a Seal fishing in the bay! It would only pop its head out of the water very briefly, so I only got one shot of it and although it isn't a very good shot, I decided to post it here anyway. This is the first Seal we have seen since we came to Maine on May 15th! Hopefully we will see more another day.

3 comments:

Ratty said...

The yellow in the middle tells me it's probably not a rose, but it looks nicer to me. The seal picture is even better than it would be otherwise, because only its face is sticking out. I like shots like that.

holdingmoments said...

Your flower looks very much like our 'Dog Rose' we have over here, blooming almost everywhere at the moment. A loveley splash of colour.

Bemused26 said...

Hi Squirrel- I was thinking of you a tiny bit when I put those squirrel photos up! I love the harbour seal pic- we saw one doing the same thing and got nearly exactly the same picture when we were out fishing in Southampton water the other day. (UK) I was so shocked cos I didn't think we had them here!
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