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Owly’s Eyes

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2018 by lilybug1960

Owly’s Eyes.
 
Owls have always fascinated some and struck fear in others. Some folks feel they are a part of some bad mojo mystical thing. Me, I am simply fascinated. The feathers are always really beautiful, but by far, it is the eyes. The piercing eyes. In Owy’s case, bright yellow. Obviously they are needed to hunt with such accuracy, but they are simply beautiful. I also learned that a Great Horned Owl can hear a mouse’s heartbeat from 10 feet away. Owl’s are so important in fighting rodents, folks should want an owl hanging around their homes!
 
Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #TetonRaptorCenter
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The Chapel of the Transfiguration

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2018 by lilybug1960

The Chapel of the Transfiguration.
 
St. John’s Episcopal Church, also known as the Chapel of the Transfiguration was built in 1925. It still holds services to this day. It is absolutely an incredible place to sit and reflect. I don’t understand how anyone can sit in the chapel, look at the window, and not believe.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Canon M6 via an adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f13, ISO 200, 1/160th of a second, Sirui N1204X tripod and K10X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

The Barn Door

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2018 by lilybug1960

The Barn Door.
 
One thing I always like to do with our workshop groups is to photograph the doors and other things around the Triangle X Ranch while we are there. This door draws me back each time. It is the door to an old barn and the detail in the wood is just incredible. This time I got to use the Nikon D-850 and the Tamron SP 24-70mm G2 version. I am blown away by the detail and resolution this combination can give you. With a slightly overcast sky, the detail jumped and the colors of the door popped. You should join us next year!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #trianglexranch

Bull Moose

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2018 by lilybug1960

Bull Moose.
 
With little snow in the valley around the Tetons, the moose are taking advantage of the conditions and eating the grasses that would normally be under a few feet of snow. This time of year they would normally be eating twigs and small branches along the river. We saw several large groups of bulls, this day we saw one with 13 gathered together in the open. This probably helps to keep them safe from predators as well. They are such large animals, and their size alone dictates you should stay at least the minimum 25 yard distance required by the Parks.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 500, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Owlie, the Great Horned Owl

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2018 by lilybug1960

Owlie, the Great Horned Owl.
 
One of the beautiful birds we photographed while we visited the Teton Raptor Center was this Great Horned Owl. Hopefully my memory is correct and its name is Owlie, named by a child, but I like it. This bird is another one of their educational birds, meaning it can’t be released into the wild, but will serve as an educational ambassador to all of us. Becky, the handler/educator, obviously has a great relationship with the birds as they respond to her very well. It was more than a few times that Owlie would “hoot” at her and they would have little conversations with each other. I have said on numerous times, please support your local centers, even better make sure you take a kid to one, so they can learn about these beautiful animals and hopefully they will do one thing that will help protect them while in the wild.
 
Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 720, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #TetonRaptorCenter

Sandhill Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2018 by lilybug1960

Sandhill Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.
 
This past weekend I had the honor of teaching a few classes at the Festival of the Cranes in Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge located in Decatur, Alabama. There were a lot of Sandhill Cranes, and even a few Whooping Cranes! I didn’t get to go photograph very much, but Sunday morning I decided to go out early and photograph them in an area where they roost overnight on some mudflats. As they would take off and fly to their feeding grounds they fly by the area I was positioned. This particular image caught my eye with one bird looking over at another bird almost like it was asking a question or giving it directions. We are already making plans for next year’s festival and adding more photography events so keep an eye out for some announcements later this year. It is a great place to go visit, learn and photograph!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #FestivaloftheCranes, #WheelerNationalWildlifeRefuge, #DecaturAL

Reserved

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2018 by lilybug1960

Reserved.
 
One of the most beautiful horses I saw at the Triangle X Ranch was a white/grey/black horse. I am not a horse expert by any means so I don’t know what kind of horse it is, but it was beautiful. It was very reserved and shy around the group and wanted to just stand at a distance and observe. It was very content to just watch, never tucked back its ears, just wanted to enjoy a peaceful evening. I tried different attempts at images and one of my favorites was looking over the back of another horse. I thought it reflected how the one horse was most comfortable just observing. It did get curious a few times and approached me but you could sense the reservation every time the camera made the shutter noises. I look forward to visiting out to the Ranch again soon. Hopefully in May when I am out in Jackson again, I can go by and visit. Those folks become family, and they treat you like family. You have to visit the Ranch!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #TriangleXRanch, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops