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GPS - wide spot, 100m el.
GPS - Wheelock Crk Falls, 80m el.
Wheelock Crk Falls - Near and Far View
Photograph specifics: speed 1/125, ISO100, lens 24mm, aperture 4, polarizer
Photograph specifics: speed 0.3, ISO100, lens 55mm, aperture 18, polarizer, tripod
Wheelock Creek Falls is east of Waldport.
Wheelock Creek Falls is in a spendid setting. It flows down a very tall hill on the other side of Drift Creek
and splashes into Drift Creek. A large evergreen tree (natural umbrella) sits rooted on the bank.
There are signs of development on N. May Road. However, access to the falls is via a road blocked
from motorized access. Access to this grand cataract shouldn't disappear - unlike some places.
Photograph specifics: sports, shutter speed 1/1000 & 1/1250, ISO400, lens 90mm
The in-flight picture was captured with the Spring Azure butterfly just a few inches off the ground. Its shadow is just below.
They fly quite fast in and out of the frame. Only way I could capture them was to look through the viewfinder
and press the button to take a succession of pictures. Luck was instrumental for the in-flight picture.