The view from the Lodge at Triangle X Ranch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 29, 2022 by lilybug1960

The view from the Lodge at Triangle X Ranch.
Could you imagine waking up, getting dressed, walking up to breakfast, and this be the view you have? This was our view the last morning of our workshop a couple weeks ago. The mountains had hidden themselves for a few days, but they were determined to say goodbye with style. We will be doing the workshop again next January, but only limited to 6 participants this time, and you really should join us! https://www.natureinfocusworkshops.com/photoworkshops/p/2023-winter-in-the-tetons-january-2-6-2023
For this image I used the new Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III VXD lens on my Sony a7Riii, Manual mode, f8, 1/10th of a second shutter speed, ISO 100, tripod, Acratech Panoramic head. I am blown away at the sharpness of the lens! #tamroncreates #withmytamron #tamronzoom #TamronLensesUSA #tamron35150 #tamronusa #TamronImageMaster #BearWoodsPhotography #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #Acratech #Wyoming #visitwyoming #gtnp #nature #trianglexranch #bestduderanch

A Winter Drive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 28, 2022 by lilybug1960

A Winter Drive.
One road that I can’t go down without stopping and photographing is between the Moran Junction Gate and Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton NP. When a fresh snow has dropped and the trees are coated as well as the road, it is just a perfect scene. I made this image with the new Tamron 35-150mm f2-2.8 Di III VXD lens. I haven’t done a post just about the lens, but I will soon. The lens is so incredibly sharp. There are some customizable features that I will do a video on soon as well. Simply put, this lens, even wide open at f2.8 is so sharp, it may be the sharpest lens I have ever used! #tamroncreates #withmytamron #tamronzoom #TamronLensesUSA #tamron35150 #tamronusa #TamronImageMaster #BearWoodsPhotography #gtnp #grandtetonnationalpark #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #Wyoming #visitwyoming #gtnp #nature

Chilly Sunrise

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 27, 2022 by lilybug1960

Chilly Sunrise over “The 3 Chairs”.
This morning is the first of some very chilly days coming our way over the next 4 days or so. We have a slight chance of a light snow, so I have to run down for some eggs, milk and bread in a little bit. Saturday morning should be in the single digits. As cold as it was I watched as my Eastern Bluebird pair started checking out the birdhouse. It won’t be long before they start building a nest! For this image I used the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, shutter speed of 1/25th of a second, ISO 100, tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #Tamron2875g2 #TamronImageMaster #zoomlens #BearWoodsPhotography #acratech #the3chairs #scenicgeorgia #jasperga

Snowy Cardinal

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 26, 2022 by lilybug1960

Snowy Cardinal.
I have a whole day’s worth of images to go through from the snow we had last week. Definitely some of my favorites were of the striking contrast of the red of the bird and the snow blowing around it. I have 3 pairs that have established residency in the yard, it will be interesting to see if that number drops when mating season starts. For this image I had dragged out the faithful Tamron 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z7, Manual mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, ISO 560, monopod. #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150600g2 #BearWoodsPhotography #bearwoodswildlifesanctuary #birdphotography #birdnirdvana #birdsofinstagram #tamroncreates #tamronzoom #northerncardinal

Hunter the Peregrine Falcon

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 25, 2022 by lilybug1960

Hunter the Peregrine Falcon.
One of my favorite birds to just see, much less photograph, at the Teton Raptor Center is Hunter the Peregrine Falcon. As much as I like seeing Hunter, I almost enjoy watching the faces of our participants as they listen to the attributes of a Peregrine Falcon. As the folks doing the program tell them the speed that the Peregrine is capable of flying, jaws drop. That speed…240 miles per hour! When they hear it, they look up to see this beautiful bird showing off on the glove in front of them. I really love all the Teton Raptor Center does to educate, rehabilitate and research the raptors of the area. For this image I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a9ii, Manual Mode, f8, 1/500th of a second, ISO250, Benro Supadupa Monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #tamronzoom #supadupamonopod #Benro #wyoming #visitwyoming #tetonraptorcenter #peregrinefalcon #birdsofinstagram #falconsofinstagram

The eye of the…Taiga

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 24, 2022 by lilybug1960

“The eye of the…Taiga”
I know that is so corny. Taiga is the avian ambassador Great Grey Owl at the Teton Raptor Center. During our last trip I was super happy to see Taiga a few times. I am fascinated with GGOs, which is bird nerd speak for Great Grey Owls. The first time I saw one was a wild encounter on one of the roads in Tetons. Now I just am excited each time I get to see one. Hopefully again in May at our next educational session with the TRC, I will get to see Taiga again! I made this image using the Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a9ii, Manual Mode, f8, 1/250th of a second, ISO 640, Benro Supadupa monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #tamronzoom #supadupamonopod #Benro #wyoming #visitwyoming #greatgreyowl #owlsofinstagram #tetonraptorcenter

Backcountry Mules

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 23, 2022 by lilybug1960

Backcountry Mules.
During the peak of the season the Triangle X Ranch has guests who come to stay for a variety of activities, horseback riding, float trips, our photography workshops, and backcountry trips. For those trips to the backcountry they need to have dependable mules to get all the food and gear high into the wilderness. During the winter those mules and horses stay together at a local ranch. We were given the opportunity to go out one morning and photograph as they were being fed. The ranchers drive out and toss hay bales in a series of lines. The morning we went it was snowing pretty hard, but it added a very cool element to the images. You can see in the image how thick the fur is on the mules and horses. This day it was probably around 30 degrees and heavy snow. I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a9ii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, 1/250th of a second, ISO 800, Benro Supadupa monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #tamronzoom #supadupamonopod #Benro #barnowl #wyoming #visitwyoming #trianglexranch

When you don’t follow the assembly instructions

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2022 by lilybug1960

When you don’t follow the assembly instructions.
This IS Manzana. This is her personality, this is what she does. I don’t know why, I’m sure there is an explanation, beyond she just does it. She is one of the avian ambassadors at the Teton Raptor Center, and was born deaf. It could have something to do with her hearing, but she doesn’t always do it. It doesn’t hurt her, and she is always one of, if not the most, popular when they bring her out and talk about her and Barn Owls like her. Barn Owls are said to have an “apple” face, thus the name Manzana, which translate to apple. The folks at the Teton Raptor Center are just incredible folks! I used the Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a9ii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, 1/500th of a second, ISO 200, Benro Supadupa monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #tamronzoom #supadupamonopod #Benro #barnowl #wyoming #visitwyoming #wyomingwildlife #nature #tetonraptorcenter #owlsofinstagram #birdsofinstagram

Bighorn Sheep

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2022 by lilybug1960

Bighorn Sheep.
In the Tetons seeing Bighorn Sheep isn’t a common occurrence, unless you go in the winter then you can see them on the backside of the National Elk Refuge fairly often. They come down to the side of the road to feed on the grasses. You do need to be careful and not let them lick the salt and chemicals off of your vehicle as it could be harmful to them, they like the taste, and don’t know any better. I liked being able to frame up an image with two males feeding beside each other. In this image I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a9ii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, 1/500th of a second, ISO 320, Benro Supadupa monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #tamronzoom #supadupamonopod #Benro #nationalelkrefuge #wyoming #visitwyoming #wyomingwildlife #nature

Trumpeter Swan Preening

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2022 by lilybug1960

Trumpeter Swan preening.
I shared an image of 3 Trumpeter Swans a couple weeks ago that were with this swan. This one stood off to the side by himself preening and I loved the lines that were formed as it moved its head and neck. Swans are so graceful in their appearance, I love seeing them and photographing them. I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a9ii, Manual mode, f8, 1/500th of a second, ISO 320, Benro Supadupa monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #tamronzoom #supadupamonopod #Benro #trumpeterswans #birdsofinstagram #swansofinstagram #visitwyoming #wyoming #wyomingwildlife