When they were about three times this far away from us, Duffy disobeyed by chasing after them -- didn't quite catch up and then changed his mind and returned. Ben stayed right at my side.
It got hot and Ben preferred waiting in the shade for me to catch up. Duffy didn't seem to mind the heat as much.
Hike on 11-16-15 using K3 camera and 55-300 and 21mm lenses. Duffy as usual spent a lot of time running back and forth. One can see Ben's tail as he check something out in the bushes. This was a cold, sometimes windy but very good day.
Is Ben too fat? When he moves this way and that flexing his muscles he doesn't look fat to me.
I took the 55-300mm zoom lens hoping to take a lot of bird pictures, but this is the only one who didn't fly off right away -- and he had his back turned.
I gave up on the birds and put the 21mm prime on the camera.
Out in the open it can look desolate.
But on into the bushes there is more color than one might expect.
Ben seems to spend a lot of time standing around looking dignified.
Hike on 11-18-15, different part of the river -- Using a K3 camera and an old Pentax FA 1:2.8 135mm lens. We got here when it was still cold.
Don't know why, but Duffy likes to start each hike with a nice dust bath.
No dust baths for Ben. He is way too dignified.
This hawk wasn't intimidated by our passage.
This was the first time I used this 135mm lens so I tried it out on this watermelon field, focusing it at different distances.