Archive for Nikon D-750

Whitetail Fawn

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2017 by lilybug1960

Whitetail Fawn.
 
I am going to warn you now, the next few days are going to be cuteness overload. Yesterday morning I met up with my teaching partner, Cecil Holmes, and a couple of longtime friends at Berry College in Rome, Georgia to photograph the fawns. When I arrived I watched as 7 fawns ran with boundless energy around adults in a field. Running and jumping, burning energy like any other kid. Trying to capture an image of this energy in low light is impossible, but when the energy dies down and they eat, then nap, that is when you can capture really cute images. We finally found a group of 5 fawns that settled into an area that we were able to just sit or kneel down low to the ground and let them relax as we photographed. Most of the fawns we saw were between 3 and 4 weeks old, but we did see one fawn that was just born, still wet and being groomed by its mother. We kept a much greater distance from this pair not to stress either of them. Some of the older fawns would walk within 25 feet or so from you as they are used to seeing people since they are on a college campus. They tend to stay close to the dorms and buildings because the coyotes tend to not come in close to the people.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1100, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronProfessional, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Overlooking the Wind River Range

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2017 by lilybug1960

While I ventured into the Absaroka Mountains the other day via the Shoshone NF, looking back over the valley to the Wind River Mountains was incredible. This is definitely a place I would love to come visit again and explore the mountains and all they have to offer. I was very limited on time this trip, but sometime down the road, I will be back. Once again a trip to Wyoming was good for my soul. I really love this place.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Aperture Priority mode, f11, ISO 100, -1 stop of exposure compensation, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyLBRanch

Against a Wyoming Sky

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2017 by lilybug1960

Yesterday Evelyn and I took a drive down to the Apsaroka National Forest and rode a ridge line for a little while. It is incredibly beautiful there and we will go back today for a while. On one of the ridges I saw there beautiful old weathered pine tree standing against the contrast of puffy clouds and blue sky. Wyoming’s beauty is often in its simplicity with nature, that is why I love visiting so much.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Aperture Priority mode, f11, ISO 100, +1 stop exposure compensation, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Big Wyoming Skies

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2017 by lilybug1960

This has been a very different trip for me this year in Wyoming. It isn’t primarily a photography trip, just being able to make images is a bonus. The ranch where we are staying is beautiful. It sits in an area between red rock cliffs and hills. Our cabin sits near the river that flows through the ranch. In the evenings I go out and watch the color disappear into darkness. Color in a big Wyoming sky is just breathtaking. Even when you don’t have the reds and oranges, just the clouds with light are fantastic. This was our view looking northeast last night over the Absaroka mountains. This morning we had breakfast on benches in the same spot. Our stay at the Lazy L&B Ranch is very relaxing and beautiful.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/10th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyLBRanch

The Lazy L&B Ranch

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

A beautiful day here at the Ranch, no forecast of rain for the first time since we arrived. Very windy, but that makes for some beautiful clouds in the big blue sky. What a beautiful terrain. Now to take some time and chillax on the porch in a rocking chair…

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyL&B

Rainy Day Ride

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

We are in Wyoming at the Lazy L&B Ranch with the Bent Tree Saddle Club. What a beautiful place, and someplace new in Wyoming for me to explore. The riders got up this morning for their ride with a little rain, mist and lots of great views. Evelyn is in the blue jacket, what a trooper. Me, I am just relaxing chasing birds with my camera!

Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30 ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2017 by lilybug1960

More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017.
 
As the balloons arrived and started setting up, I made it a point to look to see who was most likely to start first. I noticed one guy with a pink Mohawk, hard to miss him really, that was on the eastern side of the launch area. He looked like he was ready to get the balloon out and ready to go. I went over and talked with him and one of the officials as he set up, asking questions and listening to answers. As we talked I asked if it was okay to take a few pictures and he said yes. He told me the best angle would be leaning over the basket to capture images of the flame going into the balloon. He posed for a picture, then started inflating. It was great to spend a few extra minutes just chatting, it also got me a perfect location for some great images. He filled the balloon and was in the air by 7:02 a.m. You can see a camera he has attached to frame of the basket to video his race.
 
Image information:
First image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon 750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 500, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Second image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 320, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Third image, Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second.
All images handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShiftGear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear