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County Fair Photos

Plumas-Sierra County Fair Photo Entries

by Jim McClain

This was my first photo contest. I entered 19 photos and won 13 ribbons on twelve of them (one received 2 ribbons, one a Best of Division). Yes, I’m proud. But I am also humbled by all the beautiful pictures I was surrounded by from the enormous talent of many fine photographers here in Plumas County. It was an honor to be among them.

These photos – the exact same photos that were on display at the fair – are for sale.

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Early Morning Spring Geese

On the last morning of March 2015, I found myself looking for pictures at one of my favorite locations, the far end of Quincy Junction Road. The sun had been up barely a half-hour, fog was lifting off the pond and Spring geese were having their breakfast and morning bath.

Early Spring Geese

Capture: Nikon D810, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD at 200mm, f/11, 1/80s, ISO 200
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 5.5, Photoshop CC 2014

Turkey Vulture

My First Wildlife Photographs

During a recent drive through the Feather River Canyon and into the rolling hills near Oroville, CA, I sped past a tree with bare branches at the top and what looked like a couple large birds perched up top. As I drove by, I thought they might be eagles or maybe osprey, which are fairly common where I live. But they looked bigger. I was on my way to The Bay Area, so I hoped they might be around on my trip home a few days later.

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And they were.

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