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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.
wide spot GPS N44º 25.851', W123º 58.693', Elevation above sea level 330 ft.
Wheelock GPS N44º 25.871', W123º 58.157', Elevation above sea level 270 ft.
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
Found these glorious blue butterflies fluttering around the bank at Drift Creek. Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest
by the National Audobon Society shows these as Spring Azure Butterflies from the Gossamer-wing family.
The in-flight picture was captured with the 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.