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2007
photos taken with LUMIX DMC-TZ1
 with DC Vario Elmarit LEICA lens
1:2.8-4.2/5.2-52 ASPH.

 
 



DECEMBER 2007

December 17, 3:45PM - 28 degrees


 



NOVEMBER 2007

November 3, 1PM
A seasonal cool, overcast and breezy start to the month


 
 


OCTOBER 2007

October 28 - 4:30PM
today on the Shepaug


 

October 19 - patience, 2 yr old "Lady Luck" watches ducks from the riverbank


 

October 18, 55 degrees 8:30AM
morning fog

October 16, 57 degrees 4:20PM
Red-Tail enjoying the last thermals of the day

Olive Spinners in the sunlight -

Click image below to watch the VIDEO:

October 12, 48 degrees 5:30PM


 
 

October 12, 54 degrees 1:30PM
rain is bringing the river back up closer to 'normal'
- the past month's flows from USGS:


 

October 10, 61 degrees 2:30PM
healthy watershed / healthy amphibians
unusual to see salamanders this late in the year, but long-overdue rain showers bring them out of hiding


young Spotted Salamander


adult Red-Backed Salamander
 

October 6, 78 degrees 6:50PM
unusually warm weather makes for brilliant colors at sunset

 
 

October 4, 74 degrees 5:30PM
water is still low - thankfully staying cool enough to suit the trout, sipping tiny olives throughout the day


 


SEPTEMBER 2007

September 26, 74 degrees 6PM

large fish rising on spent Olives tonight
- short VIDEO

the beauty of nature in all shapes - turkey vulture dines on a dead sucker:

September 22, 71 degrees 4PM
Isonychias and Olives


 

September 21, 75 degrees around 7:30PM
Harry stalks a riser

& Scotty gets run in a circle by a big Bow.




 

September 20, 74 degrees 7-8PM
someone requested more fish shots, so here's a typical short evening on the river - in fish:

September 14, 70 degrees 8:05PM
plenty trout rising aggressively at dusk, well into the dark - a small brown Caddis appeared briefly, but the staple was the late season Yellow Cahill (Steno.) spinner in the dark:

September 12, 65 degrees
the sky is beginning to look more Autumnal:

And with recent rain, the flow is back to a more normal 300+cfs


 

September 7, 77 degrees 6:20PM
Water still dropping - above the Corner to Monument - 90cfs


 

September 4, 69 degrees 6PM
Low water - the Meadows at 100cfs
at least the water temps aren't as brutal as last week.


 

September 4, ~8PM
Dave Shannon with a nice Housy Rainbow

 


(September 29th 2006)



 
AUGUST 2007
 

August 28, 68 degrees 9PM
Moonrise at the Corner after dark, ~120 cfs, - 60sec exposure


 

August 23, 74 degrees 4PM

Lower Meadows at ~140 cfs flow (Falls Village gage) - click this photo for larger image

August 16, 4:30PM, 83 degrees
one of several Ospreys at work -
click on images for short video


 

old tangled vines on the riverbank

the trout are still in the refuges

at least those that haven't been eaten:

 

August 15, 6:30PM
some photos speak for themselves


 

Ken Corey throwing a low loop to the smallies

August 8, 8:45PM
after dark, 60 sec. exposure - multi-shot panorama at the Corner -
no Leukon tonight.

 
with water temps in the mid-80s,
a few trout don't find the cool water of the tribs and end up disoriented to die in the shallows:

deer in the valley

August 7, 5:30PM - 78 degrees
feeding Rainbows - click on image for VIDEO


 
 

2007 White Flies
August 2nd, 9PM - 76 degrees
the water is warm tonight - too hot to catch trout

 
A pensive Al Mason carefully contemplates what hatch might possibly be active this time of year...
 hmmm..

and his choice works:

 


JULY 2007
July 30, 8:45 to 9:20 PM - 74 degrees
first heavy White Fly hatch I can recall seeing in July

click on photo below for video:

 
Ken Corey and George Black fish in the mist on the Farmington - 80 degrees out & my legs go numb with the cold

July sky over the Meadows

a nice summer thunderhead


 
 



Fish in the refuge
(shot with circ. polarizer)

July brings out the animals:

Like a Moose, a velvet Buck grazes on the river bottom.

same Buck a few weeks later


JUNE 2007

Fishing by Moonlight, 2 minute time exposure

up from Monument

a nice evening Brown


 



 
MAY 2007
 
May 3, 2007
fisherman fighting a large fish hooked at the Wall - (click image for video of fight)

Otter in the Meadows - fun to watch but not a good sign


 


APRIL 2007

Brown rising for Hendricksons

Don catches and lets him go

April 26, 2007
Hooded Merganser

April 30 - 23" Pike at the Wall


 
 


 
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