getting started

First post! I just got my new camera (Canon XS) last week and tried it out this weekend. We went on an easy hike to Cheakamus Lake near Whistler, BC. As per usual, the scenery was breathtaking but I got caught up mostly in the smaller details like this bee and the very common and not so well liked thistle which is actually really beautiful. While I was taking these shots, the ladies were warding off a black bear cub in front of me! I was blissfully unaware.