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Rusty, Cross Fox, captive animal

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2019 by lilybug1960

Rusty, Cross Fox, captive animal.
 
One would think with a name like “cross” that the fox is a result of cross breeding maybe a red fox with a silver fox, but in reality it is a red fox with partial melanism. Simply put it has a gene that gives it dark areas, and depending how much melanism is present the fox can have small patches all the way to completely black with some silver and white. Any way you look at it, they are beautiful! This is Rusty at Triple D Wildlife and he was not only beautiful, but very entertaining. He loved perching on rocks and logs, which for photographers was perfect. I can’t repeat enough how beautiful and how well cared for the wildlife was at Triple D Wildlife and we look forward to working with them next August.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron150600g2 #SiruiUSA #ShimodaExplore40L #ShimodaDesign #TripleDWildlife #BearWoodsPhotography

Grace, Tundra Wolf, captive animal

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2019 by lilybug1960

Grace, Tundra Wolf, captive animal.
 
The first animal we photographed at Triple D Wildlife was Grace, a Tundra Wolf on the edge of a pond. Grace was beautiful and I think she particularly enjoyed giving us chances at shooting reflections in the water as well. We are very close to finalizing the details for our workshop at Triple D Wildlife and hope to have it posted within the next few days. Stay tuned!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1000, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaExplore, #TripleDWildlife, #BearWoodsPhotography

Red Fox (captive animal)

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2019 by lilybug1960

Red Fox (captive animal)
 
I think Red Foxes are some of the prettiest animals in North America and have had only a few opportunities to photograph them in the wild. When we talked with Triple D Wildlife about animals we would like to photograph, of course foxes were on the list. We were very pleased to see we would have a opportunity to photograph several varieties of foxes. Just watching them run and play was great, photographing them in great light was perfect. Thank you again to Triple D Wildlife for having us out this past weekend and we look forward to next year!
 
Cecil and I did some video while we were out in Montana and I will share them as I get them edited. Here is the first one on how we did our scouting for the trip as well as some random thoughts. On our first day there we had been awake for almost 24 hours so we were feeling it pretty bad. You could say Cecil was even a little “distressed”…
 
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaDesign, #TripleDWildlife, #BearWoodsPhotography

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

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

Peregrine Falcon Portrait

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2019 by lilybug1960

Peregrine Falcon Portrait (captive animal).
 
I can’t say enough how beautiful the birds were at the Discovery Outdoor Center in Holland, MI, and how great the staff were working with everyone for images. Here was the Peregrine Falcon they had for us to see and photograph. The more I see them, the more I am fascinated with them! Incredible birds!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 640, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography, #BirdsofPrey, #BearWoodsPhotography, #SWMCCC