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Peregrine Falcon with jesses

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2019 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon with jesses.
 
It is up to the individual photographer of course, but when I photograph birds of prey that are captive I leave the jesses in the image. First of all, it is a lot of work to clone them out in Photoshop. Secondly, I don’t want anyone to think, even for a moment, that I used my catlike Ninja skills to sneak up on an unsuspecting Peregrine Falcon and was able to grab a few snaps before it took off. Even if it is obvious that I am fully capable of sneaking up on the fastest animal on Earth. There is nothing wrong with being honest when sharing the image and showing the bird’s hardware. It doesn’t make the bird less beautiful, it is still a Peregrine Falcon. If you want them out of the frame, simply crop for effect, but always be honest when sharing. Save your catlike Ninja skills for another day…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 camera via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 640, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #BirdsofPrey, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography
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Great Horned Owl

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2019 by lilybug1960

Great Horned Owl, Captive animal.
 
I’m still going through all the images from two weeks ago at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland, MI during the SWMCCC Weekend of Photography 2019. This GHO (Great Horned Owl) was super popular with the group, possibly because of the popularity of the bird, and possibly because it was a beautiful bird that posed great for the group. It was the last bird of the evening that we photographed and the light was amazing on the bird. With the heat outside, I hope to spend a little time getting caught up with all the processing I need to do. I am putting the finishing touches on my presentation, “Painting a Photograph” for Thursday with the Georgia Nature Photographers Association in Smyrna, and my presentation on “Landscape Photography” for the Big Canoe Photographers on Saturday.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 camera, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1100, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #SWMCCC, #BirdsofPrey, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography, #BearWoodsPhotography

Screech Owl

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2019 by lilybug1960

Screech Owl, Captive.
 
It seems like forever ago that I photographed the Birds of Prey in Holland, MI, but it was only 2 weeks ago! I still haven’t gone through and processed all the images from that shoot or from a week ago in Geneva, NY. At some point I guess I need to finish processing! This was a very cute Screech Owl at the Outdoor Discovery Center near Holland, MI. I’m not sure what got its attention, but the light was beautiful and perfect to light the bird. Please consider supporting rescue, rehab and educational centers in your area. They do such great work for animals on very limited budgets.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 camera via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #SWMCCC, #BirdPhotography, #BirdsofPrey, #BearWoodsPhotography