Fall Colors at Stumpy Lake

Last Saturday morning, I headed to Stumpy Lake Natural Area in Virginia Beach, Virginia for a photo outing. I wanted to check on how the leaves were doing in changing colors and to see what bird activity might be around this time in the fall. Even though I knew it would not be a good sunrise, I still arrived as I normally do, at least a half hour before sunrise.

I knew that the rain was coming later that morning and had hoped for some dramatic clouds. There were some decent clouds but not as dramatic as I had hoped for. However, the leaves were turning into fall colors very nicely around the lake which made for some attractive fall color images. Here are a couple of my fall color images of Stumpy Lake.

As I was taking the landscape photographs this morning, there was a lot of bird activity in the sky, especially with the many great egrets around the lake. In addition, there was a lot of bird activity with terns, cormorants and great blue herons. I found myself to be quite focused on the great egrets and great blue herons as I found each of these birds in very scenic and picturesque locations in trees that had a lot of changing color leaves. I was glad to have such as cloudy morning as it helped to diffuse my lighting especially for the egret images.

I used my new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF along with my new Canon 6D Mark II camera and was very pleased with the images that this combination provided. I especially liked the ability to change my focal length anywhere from 150mm to 600mm and that it gave me such a wide range of images with the birds. I could go tight for a up close and then back out to create a scenic type bird picture. I had a lot of fun playing with the lens and being creative in my photography.

Below are a couple of my egret and heron fall color images from Stumpy Lake. I am hoping to go back out in a few weeks to see how the changing colors are doing. Hopefully, I will have some new images soon to post from Stumpy Lake.

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Lori A. Cash

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Norfolk Botanical Garden Summer Images

One of the nicest advantages of living in Norfolk, Virginia is living so close by to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. I frequently make visits to the Norfolk Botanical Garden throughout the year. One of my favorite photography spots and my favorite subject matter this summer has been at the garden photographing the American bullfrogs. But I have also found some time to photograph some other subjects on my many trips to the gardens this past summer.

The Norfolk Botanical Garden is a photographer’s paradise with so many beautiful flowers, roses, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, snakes, and other wildlife. But let’s not forget, as we are now in the fall season with the fall colors popping soon, that the Norfolk Botanical Garden is also a great place to photograph the change in the colors of the leaves this fall.

Below is an image I photographed late last fall at the Norfolk Botanical Garden after a raining morning.

Path along the Norfolk Botanical Garden after a morning rain with fall leaves on the ground.

Below are some of my favorite images from my summer photo shoots at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

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All the very best,

Lori A. Cash

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