Photo of the month APRIL 2014

Union Pacific 1435 brings the Santa Cruz Local over the Manresa Creek trestle in 2005.  This is one of the most scenic spots on the branchline.
Canon A-1, Canon FD 85mm ƒ1.8 lens, Agfachrome RSX 100.

Poppy field

A field of California poppies blooms in April near Santa Cruz.  The spectacular display of wildflowers should be with us through the end of the month.
Canon Powershot A520.

False spring

A monarch butterfly nibbles on the blossoms during a false spring.  With no wintery weather in sight, both creatures and nature are skipping winter over into spring. 
Canon D60, EF 70-200mm ƒ4L lens, ASA 100.

Centennial on Cuesta Grade

Union Pacific 6936 climbs Cuesta Grade in April of 2008.
Canon D60, EF 70-200mm ƒ4L lens, ASA 100.

Flying Rebekah

With Rebekah on the coast on a windy day in February.  We did some flying leaps and after about the third try, we got a keeper.
Canon D60, EF 70-200mm ƒ4L lens, ASA 100.

More Fall creek

Another small waterfall in Fall Creek near Felton.
Tachihara 4x5 Field, Rodenstock Geronar 210mm ƒ6.8, Fomapan 100.

Mr. Otter

One of the robust sea otters takes a moment to catch a suntan on the beach at Moss Landing in February of 2014.  It's not too often you can see these critters close up and for free!
Canon Powershot A520.

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