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Looking Back at 2017, part 8

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2017 by lilybug1960

Looking Back at 2017, part 8.
 
When I started these “Looking Back” posts, it wasn’t really meant to be my favorite 10 images of 2017, mainly just reflecting on 2017. But I have found myself looking and saying to myself, “oh that was definitely a favorite”, so with that in mind, this was one of my favorite landscapes this year. There is actually a whole series of images from that morning that I like. It was at the Out of Acadia Workshop and a morning I didn’t have a group to teach. Several of us headed out that morning and were very pleased that there was room on Boulder Beach for us. I started down along the water’s edge but the incoming tide quickly pushed me back to a different viewpoint. I liked being able to capture the warmth of the sun on the side of the boulders. I love all that Maine has to offer when I am there and this spot is always one of my favorites to visit and photograph. Now if I could just have some Maine blueberry pancakes…
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-800E, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/4 second, Sirui Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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One of my favorites from 2017, the Ospreys

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2017 by lilybug1960

One of my favorites from 2017, the Ospreys.
 
We decided earlier this year to do a bird photography workshop in Mobile, AL. One of the highlights was to witness and photograph these two Osprey building out their nest and at one point even mating. The nest was along the causeway down there and actually very easy to photograph. I think my favorite image of the birds, and even for the year, was this split second as the male approached the female. Seeing the talons on the male, but also seeing how gentle the birds could be during this interaction. We had great light to boot!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/640th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SriuProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Peregrine Falcon Portrait

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2017 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon Portrait.
 
There have been so many images that I just haven’t been able to share this year simply due to the number of images I have captured. One image that jumped out at me was this image of a Peregrine Falcon that I captured during the Festival of the Cranes in Bosque del Apache. To me it is special for a few reasons, first to be less than 6 feet away from a Peregrine is incredible. Secondly, this image was made using the new Tamron 100-400mm lens, handheld inside a tent. Lastly, it is at ISO 32,000! This shows not only the low light capability of the camera, but the sharpness and quality of the lens. This is simply an image that could not have been done with film, much less 10 years ago with digital. The advancements in the sensors is incredible. The sharpness and clarity of this lens, a $799 lens, is unbelievable.
 
Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 32,000, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster

Looking Back at 2017 part 7

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2017 by lilybug1960

Looking Back at 2017 part 7.
 
I always love photographing flowing water and waterfalls. I didn’t get to do it nearly as much as I would have liked in 2017, but I did still get a day or two in with some friends. This was in Rabun County, GA at Lower Crow Creek Falls. We had hoped for some fall colors but it was still a week or so before peak colors. This past year involved so many trips around the country, I am hoping to set a few days aside to do some local workshops and photo tours. I’ll keep you posted!
 
Tamron 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 10 seconds, Sirui 4 stop ND filter to slow down the shutter speed, Sirui Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 20L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Looking Back on 2017 part 6

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2017 by lilybug1960

Looking Back at 2017 part 6.
 
The day I knew the “Year of the Warbler” started was when I had this Yellow Warbler visit. It only came to the yard for a day or two, but none had ever visited prior to that to my knowledge. It was also that day that I realized all the planning and work Evelyn and I had put into developing the yard to be more bird friendly was really working. It seemed like after that day, the Warblers started showing up in droves. It has given me ideas that I will put into place to increase the visits even more. I hope to be able to “share” the yard with other photographers this year in the form of very small workshop shooting opportunities. I am looking forward to seeing how 2018 will turn out for the bird photography!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 900, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod and L10 head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BirdNirdvana

Looking Back at 2017 part 4

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2017 by lilybug1960

Looking Back at 2017 part 4
 
My favorite Berry Eagle image was in late January. The day before I was there an intruder had harassed Dad in the nest. On this day he had been there for a few hours and I am pretty sure not resting easily still from the previous day. Mom preened on a branch near where the photographers hang out. Dad called her and she ignored him so he finally flew over to a branch near by. They fussed a bit, Mom appearing to mock Dad for a little while before Mom finally gave in and flew back to the nest.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/1600th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH-20 Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Looking Back at 2017 part 3

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2017 by lilybug1960

Looking Back at 2017 part 3.
 
One image that was high on my list was to get a Bison deep in snow. Somehow between writing that list and getting the image someone got confused. The Bison was in good snow and had it all over its face, but the snow wasn’t as deep around the Bison as I had hoped for on my list. However, I was standing in and deep snow. So I guess I got the image I hope for…a Bison, and deep snow…with a twist.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear