Fauna

Walking slowly and quietly through the woods and pausing every once in a while to look and listen sometimes yields surprises:  a slow-moving, unconcerned porcupine who pays no mind to the photographer - the appearance of a gigantic perfect spider web along the trail which sparkles in the early morning sun - a butterfly.   More distant travel opens up other photographic  opportunities:  grazing guanacos  - resigned sheep - thousands of cormorants roosting on an island rock along with a cantankerous sea lion, and an ever-observant goose.  My walks also take me past a farm where chickens and peahens are willing and unwilling subjects.  Spring is a wonderful time to observe and photograph bees gathering pollen from blossoms on a tree.