Color photo. Two salmonberries, one almost ripe, red and orange, and the other still green. Both have little hairs growning out of the fruit. Between the two berries are the vibrant green leaves of the plant, in a cluster of three: one at the end of the stalk, and two opposite each other below. They have serrated edges, and the leaf veins are plainly visible.

Today was gorgeous, and I felt the pull to get out and shoot, so I put on my hiking shoes and found a place I’d not explored before: Bob Heirman Wildlife Park at Thomas’ Eddy. As usual, for me, I wanted water nearby and this little wetland park fit the bill.

There isn’t an extensive set of trails here, the main one being an out and back that goes through a marshy field and then along the Snohomish River, and a shorter one that goes to Shadow Lake. I brought two lenses with me, a long one (150-600mm) for possible birding, and a macro. While I heard plenty of birds, I didn’t see many, and none in a good position for getting a decent shot.

But there were salmonberries everywhere. Mostly still ripening, but I did find one that was ready to pick and it was delicious. 😀

Also the salmonberries, unlike the birds, stayed still long enough to get their photo taken. 😛

Gear: Nikon Z7 II, Nikon VR 105mm f2.8 Macro