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Hi, I'm Kelson (he/him), a hobbyist photographer in the Los Angeles area. I tend to shoot , & , and occasionally cosplay. Lately I've been taking a lot of nature photos for and posting some of the better ones here & on Flickr (flickr.com/kelsonv).

I also have a general account on Wandering Shop (@KelsonV) & more casual photos on Pixelfed (@KelsonV).

Repeating curve pattern on a hotel wall. Not the first time I've tried to take a photo of it, but I think I like the soft lighting on this one, taken while this section was in the shade, but still very well lit by indirect sunlight.

On Pokemon Go, it's a gym known as "Recursive Walls."

I went hiking at a marsh preserve over the weekend and saw a ton of birds, including five different species of duck. But the coolest sighting was this red-shouldered hawk, which stood perched in a tree, looking around until it decided to fly to another tree for a different vantage point.

#birds #nature #hawk #RedShoulderedHawk #MadronaMarsh

Black Phoebe silhouette.

I could *hear* the bird singing, but had to really look before I could finally spot it.

Sometimes it's worth remembering to look away from the sunset, too. I stopped to capture this view yesterday.

(Incidentally: yes, there are signs and light poles inside the pond. The park doubles as a flood control basin.)

A fall evening in Monterey between storms. This is near Custom House Plaza, along a section of Alvarado Street that's been closed to cars and made into a pedestrian-only street. Just behind where I was standing, a temporary ice skating rink has opened for the season.

"The British Ecological Society has announced the winners of its annual photography competition, with first place going to an image of a Malagasy tree boa."

#Phtography #Nature #Environment

bbc.com/news/in-pictures-50602

A flock of birds over sailboats on Monterey Bay. It was raining for most of the road trip, but Friday had some nice sunny weather in between storms, and I got to walk along the shore for a bit.

A over the .

Kenneth Hahn Park features a patch of semi-wilderness in the middle of suburban that's great for hiking...and is also right next to the Inglewood Oil Field.

One of the (many) weird things about is that there are fragments of wilderness scattered throughout the suburbs. (Mostly where it was a pain to build, or someone owned a lot of land & decided to donate it.)

I had two photos of this junction and . I liked the colors in one, the composition in the other, and I just couldn't get the balance right on the second. On a whim I desaturated it. Turns out it looks better in anyway!

Flowering . In November.

It was a pretty big one, too, probably 3-4 feet tall and maybe 7-8 feet across. Definitely bigger than you usually see it as a houseplant

Usually.

I've seen some pretty big jade plants in gardens, too!

Hi, I'm Kelson (he/him), a hobbyist photographer in the Los Angeles area. I tend to shoot , & , and occasionally cosplay. Lately I've been taking a lot of nature photos for and posting some of the better ones here & on Flickr (flickr.com/kelsonv).

I also have a general account on Wandering Shop (@KelsonV) & more casual photos on Pixelfed (@KelsonV).

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