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Gus the Golden Eagle

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2018 by lilybug1960

Gus the Golden Eagle.
 
After my post yesterday, I was reminded by a friend of this Eagle’s name. It is Gus. I can’t express enough that if you are in the Jackson, Wyoming area for any reason, go a few miles down the road to Wilson and visit the Teton Raptor Center. The folks there were super friendly, informative, and very dedicated to their work and cause. If you have known me for even a day, you know I am supportive of any group that does the kind of work these folks do. As an educator, I was super impressed with the way Becky presented the information to us. I am sure a lot of her presentation is based on young kids, but I think she quickly realized that she was simply speaking to some overgrown kids with cameras when she started talking with us. I am returning to the Tetons in May for NANPA’s 2018 Nature Celebration as a presenter, but I am going to make sure I take the time to go over and visit and shoot. Even if you don’t have the time to shoot or sit for a presentation, just seeing the historic Hardeman Barns, the location of the TRC is worth the drive. I was told that I need to make enough time to visit Nora’s for breakfast while I am in Wilson as well. I went there years ago, I think, but obviously need to return. Thank you again to the Staff of the Teton Raptor Center for making our visit great, our group really loved it!
 
Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2800, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L Slingbag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #TetonRaptorCenter, #MindShiftGear
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Fire in the Sky

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2018 by lilybug1960

Fire in the Sky.
 
Tonight we had a beautiful sunset over the Tetons. It almost gave the appearance the sky was on fire. It is so beautiful here!!! Tomorrow we have a big day in store for our participants!
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Canon M6 via adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f13, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/40th of a second, Sirui N1204X and K10 ballhead, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L slingbag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

John Moulton Barn

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2018 by lilybug1960

John Moulton Barn.

 

My posts the next few days will be very short. Not that I don’t want to share the images or information, but I am tethering my internet connection from my phone in the middle of nowhere! This was sunrise yesterday morning at John Moulton Barn on Mormon Row in the Tetons.

 

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 1/2 second, Sirui 3 stop Graduated ND Filter, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L slingbag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Under Mom’s watchful eyes

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2017 by lilybug1960

Under Mom’s watchful eyes.
 
I posted an image to some of my social media yesterday of an article in the inaugural issue of Tamron Magazine. It features my work with the 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens in Zoos and Nature Preserves. When Tamron had asked about images, I knew I needed to take a trip down to Zoo Atlanta for a variety that would meet their request. As I walked around capturing images, I was pleased with a few and kept a count in my mind as to how many I wanted and sort of rated them. When I was working on capturing an image with this pair I saw the infant gorilla gathering leaves and walking toward Mom. All of a sudden light shined down on the Mom’s face throwing beautiful highlights into her eyes. After I captured the sequence, I looked at the back of the camera and knew it was “the” image from the trip. When I sent it into the editor of the magazine, the reaction was what I had hoped for, they were as pleased with it as I had hoped. I decided not to share the image on social media until the magazine was released.
 
The Tamron Magazine will be available at shows and events where Tamron will be exhibiting, as well as local camera stores. I hope to be able to talk them into having them available at events where they are sponsoring my appearance. Post comments about the magazine on social media with the hashtag #tamronusamagazine. Thanks again Tamron for featuring the article with all of the images!
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 500, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L Sling bag, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #tamronusamagazine, #mindshiftgear

Just enjoying the view

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2017 by lilybug1960

Just enjoying the view.
 
This will probably be the last of my Zoo Atlanta images since I am headed to the Festival of the Cranes in New Mexico tomorrow. So get ready for lots of Sandhill Crane images. I really enjoyed watching this Orangutan just laying there watching and observing the people walk up to the viewing area. She was very entertaining as well. At one point it appeared she had an acorn and was just rolling it around on her lips and in her mouth before dropping it and looking at it on the ground as if to say, “can somebody grab that for me”? The Orangutans seem to acknowledge and almost interact with the people more so than the Gorillas do. Either way, you can see that both species are highly intelligent.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L sling bag, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #MindShiftGear, #ZooAtlanta

Silverback

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2017 by lilybug1960

Silverback.
 
In one area of Zoo Atlanta’s Gorilla environment is where all the bachelor males hang out. These guys are massive and incredible to watch. They will range in weight between 350 to 450 pounds! I didn’t know until I went that Zoo Atlanta is home to the largest Gorilla population in North America. They live in “troops” led by one Silverback with the females and young. I was and am amazed each time I see them knowing the power they possess. I photographed one male, filling the frame with just his face, which I will post at some point. Looking closely into their eyes is an amazing experience.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2000, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L sling bag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #MindShiftGear, #ZooAtlanta

Some quiet time

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2017 by lilybug1960

Some quiet time.
 
I spent half of my time at Zoo Atlanta photographing the adult female and juvenile Gorillas. There was so much great interaction between the adults and young ones, as well as between just the young ones, it was great to watch and photograph. While watching these two, I felt Mom had either told the young one to relax for a few minutes or had put it in “time out”, but shortly after I did this image another young Gorilla came by and the play started again. Again, Zoos offer so many great opportunities to observe and photograph you should be going often!
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2800, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear PhotoCross 13L sling bag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #MindShiftGear, #ZooAtlanta