Steven J. Dundas Photography: Blog https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Steven J. Dundas Photography stevedundas@gmail.com (Steven J. Dundas Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:17:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:17:00 GMT https://www.sjdphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u194353790-o1020926393-50.jpg Steven J. Dundas Photography: Blog https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog 80 120 Spring in Oregon https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2017/5/spring-in-oregon Life is pretty hectic at the moment, but we have been finding some time to take quick trips around the Willamette Valley and the Central Oregon coast to take in what is the glory of spring in Oregon. 

First stop is a red barn in the evening near Albany...

Next is Sahalie Falls on the McKenzie River, Willamette National Forest

We found some relatively rare Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa) on the forest floor at Peavy Arboretum in Corvallis.

Other wildflowers also found at Peavy Arboretum - Oregon Iris (Iris tenax) and Oregon Fawn Lily (Erythronium oregonum)

These next flowers aren't wild, but the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival near Woodburn did not disappoint...

Along the Oregon Coast in Spring, it's all rainbows and sunsets.  First, this shot from a Friday evening right after a long day of meetings at Hatfield Marine Science Center and right before some needed down time at the Rouge Brewery in Newport.

Beach near Cape Perpetua...

And last but not least, sunset in Yachats...

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stevedundas@gmail.com (Steven J. Dundas Photography) Calypso Orchid Newport Oregon Peavy Arboretum Sahalie Falls Willamette Valley wildflowers https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2017/5/spring-in-oregon Sun, 07 May 2017 05:11:22 GMT
Central Oregon Coast https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2017/1/central-oregon-coast My photo blog is officially back from a 2 1/2 year hiatus that included becoming a father, getting a job at Oregon State University and moving my family across the country. I hope to be posting a new set of photos every few weeks.

Last week, we headed to the coast to see if we could catch the gray whale migration. Rough seas kept the whales off the coast and barely visible, with the exception of a few spouts.  Yet, the rough seas combined with high tide did mean that we got to see the spouting horns in Depoe Bay. 

Rough seas in Depoe Bay...

and Yaquina Head Light...

Last but not least, the California sea lions in Newport and shorebirds partially made up for not seeing any gray whales.

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stevedundas@gmail.com (Steven J. Dundas Photography) California sea lions Depoe Bay seagulls spouting horns https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2017/1/central-oregon-coast Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:02:48 GMT
Sarah P. Duke Gardens: Durham, NC - Fauna https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2014/7/dukegardens2 Annie and I spent a Saturday strolling around the gardens at Duke University in late May.  This post contains images of the various birds, mammals, amphibians, and bugs that we came across.

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stevedundas@gmail.com (Steven J. Dundas Photography) bull frog Durham Great Blue Heron Sarah P. Duke Gardens bees dragonfly squirrel wood duck https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2014/7/dukegardens2 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:33:52 GMT
Sarah P. Duke Gardens: Durham, NC - Flora https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2014/7/dukegardens1 Annie and I spent a Saturday strolling around the gardens at Duke University in late May.  This post contains images of the various plants that we came across.

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stevedundas@gmail.com (Steven J. Dundas Photography) Durham North Carolina Sarah P. Duke Gardens pitcher plant https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2014/7/dukegardens1 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:23:37 GMT
PHX to Raleigh - Part 5: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, May 14th https://www.sjdphoto.com/blog/2014/7/smokymountains