Archive for Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens

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

“Knock, Knock”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2017 by lilybug1960

“Knock, Knock”
 
Every time I see a Pronghorn Antelope I think of this joke…sorry. “Knock, knock. Who’s there? Cantelope. Cantelope who? Cantelope tonight, Dad’s got the car.”
 
As I drove across the valley floor up to the Shonshone National Forest, I would see the occasional Pronghorn, this one stood close to the road and actually allowed me to get out and set up the gear! He trotted off as I got back in the car as it knew the shoot was over.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 250, 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

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

The Curious Blue-headed Vireo

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

The Curious Blue-headed Vireo.
 
Before I packed away the rest of my gear for my trip to Wyoming, I went down to visit the Blue-headed Vireo on last time knowing the young would fledge while I was gone. I met a couple of friends at the nest and it was a good morning to visit and photograph. I love how curious Vireo are when they see someone. They of course want to make sure you are not going to eat them or the kids, but I think they just like checking things out.
 
My trip this time to Wyoming will be a very different one for me. I’m not going out with a workshop group, I am just going out to shoot and relax. It is great to be able to relax in the same way you go to work, I am truly blessed. I have some “goal” birds to find on the ranch where we will be staying among them, the Lewis’ Woodpecker, Lazuli Bunting and of course the Mountain Bluebird. I am not sure I will have any internet out there, so it may be a week before I can post, but I will give it a shot.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Canon 7Dii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1000 (1250 on the nest photo), shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

The Latest from the Woods

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The Latest from the Woods.
 
Its been busy here in Bear Woods. This week we have had several large bears wandering through and around the yard. It is mating season and that is usually when we see the big bears. We saw him the other day following a beautiful cinnamon color backed bear. The second brood of Eastern Bluebirds has hatched and the parents are feeding vigorously. The gang of 5 from the first brood are still hanging around and I hope to see if they help pitch in and feed the new brood. It is fun to watch them hunt and perch around the yard, even on top of the nest box. A little drama yesterday when an adult male landed near the nestbox. Dad ran him off quickly. I still see some of the summer resident Warblers each day which is nice. My focus today turns to our trip to Wyoming and a little time out there chasing wildlife, sunrises and sunsets.
 
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 P424S monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

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