Archive for Sirui PH20 Gimbal Head

Siam

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2017 by lilybug1960

Siam.
During our stay at the Lazy L&B Ranch, a frequent visitor was a Donkey and Siam. Siam had really great patterns on his side and was really cool for a mule. When it was going to rain Siam and Donkey would stand under these cottonwood trees facing the same direction, and sure enough it would rain within about 10 minutes. I thought Siam was very interesting and asked someone to tell me “the story of Siam”. They said years ago, one of the mares on the ranch was pregnant and there was lots of excitement when she was going to give birth. When the time came, the owner of the ranch waited and when the foal appeared, the owner thinking he was going to have a pretty new horse looked in amazement at the foal, realizing the father was none other than the donkey, he declared “shit, its a mule”, thus the name S.I.A.M. 🙂
Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 5600, shutter speed 1/250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyLBRanch

Bullock’s Oriole

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2017 by lilybug1960

One of the birds on my “wish list” here in Wyoming this week is the Bullock’s Oriole. I have been watching one in the area and learned where his morning perch is located. This morning we had blue skies and sunshine, so check that one off my list. There are lots of beautiful birds here on the Lazy L&B Ranch in Dubois. The ranch is run by a super nice family with a great staff. It is going to be a great week!

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyL&B

Blue-headed Vireo

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2017 by lilybug1960

Blue-headed Vireo.
 
I saw my first Blue-headed Vireo about 15 years ago or so when I was walking near our cabin. I was fascinated with how curious the bird was with me as I walked through the woods. They have been one of my summer resident favorites ever since. This year has been a great year for me observing nesting behavior with birds and I spotted a Blue-headed Vireo nest yesterday. I set up the camera and lens about 50 feet away to photograph some of the behavior. The birds seemed very comfortable with my presence and even hunted for bugs near me. The Blue-headed Vireo used to be called a Solitary Vireo when it was lumped in with the Plumbeous and Cassin’s Vireos, but has been separated in to a separate species now.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Canon 7Dii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 4000, shutter speed 1/250th of a second (1/125th for the portrait), Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Tufted Titmouse

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2017 by lilybug1960

Tufted Titmouse.
 
This year I have seen lots of young birds around the feeders and in the yard. The second brood of Eastern Bluebirds hatched yesterday. I have seen young Carolina Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, and Tufted Titmouse. The Tufted Titmouse have started showing up in big numbers around the feeder in the past few days. They are normally so fast it makes them hard to photograph, but every once in a while they pose for you. Beautiful little birds and very entertaining to watch!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Canon 7Dii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2000, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

“Got Bugs?”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2017 by lilybug1960

“Got Bugs?”
 
I spent some time at the American Redstart nest yesterday morning after the rain stopped. Lighting under a canopy of trees on a cloudy day can be a challenge, but it can also offer nice lower contrast light. In order to maintain a decent shutter speed over 1/250th of a second for stopping action and to get a little more depth of field with f8, most of the time my ISO was over 2500. Thank goodness the Nikon D-500 handles low light so well. I set up my tripod and gimbal with a nice view of the nest and would just wait for the adults to come into feed the babies. Mom comes in, feeds and leaves quickly most of the time. Dad will feed and hang out for a few additional seconds usually. I waited to capture this image where a baby was looking up at Dad as he perched over the nest. To me he is hoping Dad has an extra moth that he forgot about. I haven’t spent much time studying American Redstarts before, but am fascinated by them.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 4500, shutter speed of 1/400th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

American Redstart Nest

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2017 by lilybug1960

American Redstart Nest.
 
While I was out birding the other day, I spotted an American Redstart in some undergrowth on the side of the road. I sat and waited for it to appear in an area that I could photograph it. To my surprise it popped up with an insect and flew to a nest nearby, of which I had not seen before it did. I sat for a while watching and photographing as the pair of adults fed the nestlings. The size of the was so incredibly small and well concealed I would never have taken notice of it. It is very cool to see American Redstarts, it is awesome to see them feeding their young.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Canon 7Dii, Manual Exposure mode, f8 ISO 2500 (for male) and 2000 (for female), shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

The American Redstart

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2017 by lilybug1960

The American Redstart.
 
Another beautiful, and harmonious, visitor we get up here in the summer is the American Redstart. It is a Warbler and will leave this fall. I was at the mailbox when I heard its song in the tree behind me. I looked and there it was! I quickly went and got my camera and spent the next 30 minutes waiting and chasing the singer of songs.
 
I am off this morning to try something new, a hot air balloon race. Not riding but photographing it. It launches from Helen, GA and ends when the first one reaches the coast, no particular part of the coast, anywhere between Maine and Miami. Should be fun!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Canon 7Dii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2500, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal Head, MindShift TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear