Thursday, June 28, 2007

Seattle Arboretum

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Equipment: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L
Image details: f6.3, 1/250th sec, 400mm, ISO 400

The Seattle Arboretum is a great place for birders! In spring and early summer you will be able to get some good shots of ducklings. I would recommend a 300-400 Telephoto lens.

In winter I have seen bald eagles here on a few occasions. It is also a great place to spot the Great Blue Heron. Here is a link with more general information about the arboretum

Directions to the Seattle Arboretum

There are lots of small trails in the arboretum. I would recommend that you spend a few hours and walk the trails. You can also walk under the 520 bridge to the other side of the arboretum (Towards the Husky Football stadium). There are usually some good sunset shot opportunities on this side of the arboretum. It does get a little muddy , so make sure you have those hiking boots on. Here is more information about the foster island trail

If you have a boat or a canoe you can also paddle through the waterways of the arboretum ...I haven't done that swimming skills are limited and I'd rather not test them :) You can also rent kayaks/canoes/boats from the various places in front of the Husky stadium and paddle to the arboretum.

A lazy day
Equipment used: Canon 75-300mm. Tripod. B+W Neutral Density Filter.

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