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Incoming Storm

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 28, 2022 by lilybug1960

Incoming Storm.

I have been somewhat quiet here on social media for the past few days or week as I have been in my happy place in Wyoming. We have little or no internet connection, and when we do it is through the phone. We are meeting some incredible people on our workshops and at the Triangle X Ranch. I wanted to share an image while we have a little down time with some rain. The weather has been incredible so far, so one day of rain is fine. This is the TA Moulton Barn, and the image is a 5 frame panoramic. I made the image using my Tamron 35-150mm Di III VXD lens on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f11, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, ISO 100, tripod, Acratech Panoramic Head and leveling base. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #tamron35150 #TamronImageMaster #zoomlens #BearWoodsPhotography #acratech #grandtetonnationalpark

Fog in the valley

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2022 by lilybug1960

Fog in the Valley.

This morning a beautiful layer of fog covered the Snake River Valley here in the Tetons. Our group had 4 great locations to capture the beautiful fog! For this image I used my Tamron 35-150mm Di III VXD lens on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f11, shutter speed of 1/50th of a second, ISO 100, tripod, Acratech Panoramic Head and leveling base. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #tamron35150 #TamronImageMaster #zoomlens #BearWoodsPhotography #acratech #grandtetonnationalpark

At my happy place

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 22, 2022 by lilybug1960

At my happy place.

I’m back at my happy place doing what I love, teaching in the Tetons. We were welcomed by a spectacular sunrise this morning at Schwabacher’s Landing. We look forward to a beautiful week. I made this image using my Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III VXD lens on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f11, shutter speed of 1/10th of a second, ISO 100, tripod, Acratech Panoramic Head and leveling base. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #Tamron2875g2 #TamronImageMaster #zoomlens #BearWoodsPhotography #acratech #schwabacherslanding #grandtetonnationalpark

Guarding the house

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 20, 2022 by lilybug1960

Guarding the house.

This year I have had a few Brown-headed Cowbirds hanging around the yard. Brown-headed Cowbirds will lay their eggs in other birds nest and leave them there for the other birds to hatch and raise. 2 males made the mistake of landing on the Bluebird house the other day. The Blue Rocket, aka the male Bluebird, came down from the trees and literally hit the one male knocking it to the ground then turned on the other dragging it to the ground as well. The Bluebirds then sat on top of the house as if to say, “not here, not never”. They can be ferocious when pushed. For this image I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a6600, Manual Exposure mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, ISO 2000, monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #birdsofinstagram #bearwoodswildlifesanctuary #nature #naturephotography #gnpa_pix #easternbluebird #bluebirdofhappiness #bluebird

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 19, 2022 by lilybug1960

Red-bellied Woodpecker.

I have a few pairs nesting in the area, as I see them coming in regularly. They apparently have young as they will come in to get a beak full of mealworms, then fly out, returning and repeating. It is a busy time of year here in Bear Woods. This female posed for a few seconds before getting some suet. For this image I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a6600, Manual Exposure mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, ISO 2000, monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #birdsofinstagram #bearwoodswildlifesanctuary #nature #naturephotography #gnpa_pix #redbelliedwoodpecker

Return to the yard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2022 by lilybug1960

Return to the yard.

When Bluebirds leave the nest box, they seem to disappear for a few weeks. The reason being young birds in a nestbox don’t have long tails saving room in the box. When they leave the box, they can flap their wings, but mainly to get to nearby cover, usually trees. During the time the bird’s tails grow, they learn some of the finer points of flight and learn to land more gracefully. Once their flight skills have improved they follow the adults, usually Dad, to the source of food. Yesterday marked the day they returned to my yard. For this image I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a6600, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, ISO 3200, monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #birdsofinstagram #bearwoodswildlifesanctuary #nature #naturephotography #gnpa_pix #easternbluebird #bluebirdofhappiness #bluebird

Layered Pano

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2022 by lilybug1960

Layered Pano.

I love the layers of the mountains here in the south. This image was from our recent session at Clingman’s Dome with the Out of the Great Smokys and Out of Chicago. This is a 5 image panoramic to show more of the scene. For this image I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on the Sony a1, Manual Mode, f6.7, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, ISO 100, tripod, Acratech Panoramic head and leveling base. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #nature #naturephotography #sunset #epicsunset #clingmansdome #gsmnp #tennessee #outofchicago

Cattle Egret

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2022 by lilybug1960

Cattle Egret.

Cattle Egret often get overlooked when people talk about the beautiful Egrets. They are seen often on the sides of road, and yes, mixed in with a herd of Cattle here in the southeast. During the breeding season, they take a backseat to none. They are beautiful, and it becomes obvious why these birds were hunted to endangered status back when all Egrets were sought for their beautiful feathers to adorn hats. Thank goodness we don’t do that anymore! For this image I used the Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Benro Supadupa monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #reflections #birdnirdvana #Benro #supadupamonopod #floridabirdingandphotofest #alligatorfarm #cattleegret

The Matriarch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 15, 2022 by lilybug1960

The Matriarch.

During the Spring and Summer months the Eastern Bluebirds rule the yard here in Bear Woods. No other birds get in their way, and no birds go near their house unless they want to feel the wrath. I think this is the 4th season with the current pair in the yard and their experience shows as proficient parents. They are currently finishing building the nest for their second clutch and any day the first brood should be returning to the backyard any day now. Here, Mom takes a break from all of the action. For this image I used the Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a6600, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, ISO 640, monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #birdsofinstagram #bearwoodswildlifesanctuary #nature #naturephotography #gnpa_pix #easternbluebird #bluebirdofhappiness #bluebird

Roseate Spoonbills

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2022 by lilybug1960

Roseate Spoonbills.

Roseate Spoonbills are very popular among photographers. It could be the beautiful feathers, or it could be the crazy bill, but they remain in hight demand to photograph either way. I think the colors and prehistoric look make them special and unique. While at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm during the Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest, there were always crowds gathered around areas they could be seen. For this image I used the Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, ISO 1600, Benro Supadupa monopod. #withmytamronmirrorless #withmytamron #tamron #tamronlenses #tamroncreates #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #BearWoodsPhotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #roseatespoonbill #reflections #birdnirdvana #Benro #supadupamonopod #floridabirdingandphotofest #alligatorfarm