Friday, June 27, 2008

back to Coos Bay - Again

Satellite's up and here we are at Coos Bay and the Mill Casino RV park. There is something magical about this spot and it has to be the view across the bay especially at dusk.

We didn't see as many of the boats today but we did see a few. This tug is "The Beaver" I think after the animal and not Beaver Cleaver.

Great spot for Osprey watching and with my pride and joy Sony camera (Alpha350 DSLR) that Matt sent me for Father's Day. I even got a decent shot of the nest from the Musemobile.

Not much else to shoot today (lazy I guess) so I got some weeds...

...and a couple of pier shots.

I also got a shot of the accommodations in the Forbidden Zone (behind the fence) probably occupied by varmints.

I took this shot setting the lens to Wide Angle. One great thing about my Father's day present (the Sony) is the lens that came with it. The lens is:

DT - 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens

Take superb shots with this great all-around lens. In 35mm equivalent, it covers wide-angle 27mm to 105mm mid-range telephoto for gorgeous snapshots, portraits, interiors and more.

Next I took this shot from the same spot using the telephoto setting. Cool beans...

So then I went for the close-up flower shots that I love to take and got this thistle...

...and this grass going to seed...

Oregon blackberries are no place to walk if you don't like sharp stickers. I think they are second only to Jumping Chollas for the ability to reach out and snag you.

You can see in this shot that the wind was blowing pretty hard.

In among all the weeds and Blackberries was this cool flower. It starts out wrapped in a purple cloak and ....

...then grows out from the tip....

opening as it grows...

...and showing the petals...

...and finally blooms like a fountain up and outward line an inverted bell.

You can see here how hard the wind was blowing. I think they estimated the wind at 15 - 25 miles per hour.

Last but not least was an Daisey (Oxeye) I think.
Matt I just love this camera - thank you son.

Scrabble Score ~ The contender won big time but in fairness Scrabble Queen got lousy letters.

Quote of the Day ~
"The only English words I saw in Japan were Sony and Mitsubishi.” ~ Bill Gullickson

Bill Gullickson was born February 20, 1959 in Marshall, Minnesota. He is a former major league baseball pitcher who played for five different teams, in both the U.S. and Japan during a fourteen year career.

1 comment:

Parapluie said...

Good for you traveling about in the Musemobile. Ours remains at home unused.


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