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From Twichell Slough | by mikeSF_
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From Twichell Slough

This morning from Twichell Island, I got there early to scout some of the 2-track mud paths that line this interesting slough, trying to stay out of the way of the duck hunters this time. I happened upon a duck filled pond at one point, but when I gently pushed my car door closed, one duck sounded the alarm and they all flew out of there within seconds.


This spot had several otters cruising up and down the bend. They came over to sniff at me and one was brave enough to climb out of the water and approach me, then sniff at my foot, before he was startled and splashed back into the water.


Lens is the D FA 25mm f/4 on the 645Z. I used a 9-stop ND to slow the exposure to 88-sec. While the shutter was open, suddenly the sun popped out from the clouds and bathed the tule grass in golden goodness.


You may have noticed my last several outings have been to this island; a new favorite spot for me.


I hope you enjoy it!

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Taken on February 11, 2017