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Raven

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2019 by lilybug1960

Raven.
 
One day we decided to ride to Colter Bay to see if we could spot any foxes. We didn’t see any but on one stop a Raven landed in a tree above us. I’m guessing it was hoping for us to be on a lunch stop and we would be messy eaters and drop something. He probably found the right group, well part of us anyway, for being messy, but we weren’t having lunch, so he came up empty handed for a quick easy meal. Ravens intelligence is incredible and watching them you can almost see them thinking. It would study as someone went to the back of the vehicle and opened it, almost trying to figure out how it could open it if we walked away. Beautiful birds and one of the smartest out there.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1800, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops
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Frankenmoose

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Frankenmoose.
 
I struggled to come up with a catchy title this morning for this image, which is painfully obvious by the one I chose. When I captured the image, I thought it would be nice to show one Moose with his antlers, or paddles as they are called, and one just after losing them. You can still see the “holes” in the head on the one closest to me in the image. They will start growing them again in spring. I read somewhere that antlers were the fastest growing mammal bone. Also antlers differ from horns as horns don’t shed each year, with the exception of Pronghorn Antelope, and only males will have antlers with the exception of Caribou in which both sexes have antlers. While we are at it, Caribou and Reindeer are actually the same species, but Reindeer have been domesticated. Finally, the hair beneath the moose’s chin is called a moosetache…okay that’s not really true.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 720, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Bull Moose

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

Bull Moose.
 
I’m still going through images from our Winter workshop in the Tetons, but made a little head way yesterday. We were really fortunate that we had several bull moose that still had their antlers on while we were there. They would travel solo or small groups, but at times we would see a large group of males together. Not being the rut, they hang out peacefully together. This guy put on a real show for us for about 30 minutes until some yahoo in a truck decided he would rev his engine and get really close to scare the moose. People amaze me sometimes. We stayed well outside the park minimum distances but there were a few people, not with us, that would wander closer. I guess their cell phones didn’t zoom enough. I really think we saw several people that could have been Darwin Award winners if someone hadn’t yelled at them.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 320, shutter speed of 1/640th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron160600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

The Strike

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Strike.
 
Watching Egrets and Herons fish is always fascinating to me. They move slowly doing their best not to disturb their prey. Sometimes they will shuffle their feet to stir up prey while their upper bodies remain motionless. Then you see them slowly move their heads into position to strike. Capturing that moment when the fish makes contact with the water is my goal. That moment when the bird’s nictitating membrane covers its eye to protect it from any debris. The Great Egret missed on this attempt, but we did watch and photograph it for several minutes while it hunted, actually catching a few fish during that time. Most of the fish were inches long, but every little bit counts.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 180, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #SpaceCoastBirdingFestival

My Nemesis

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2019 by lilybug1960

My Nemesis…
 
Like many other photographers the Belted Kingfisher is a nemesis that eludes capture on my sensor. I have tried for many years to get a decent image of one. I finally got an image I was at least satisfied with recently at the Viera Wetlands in Florida. I was riding around the “loop” to scout for my workshop group when I looked over and noticed it on the palm tree. I had planned ahead and my camera was on the passenger seat. I was able to get a few frames before it realized a camera was pointed in its direction and flew away. Now when I search out my nemesis it will be to get a “better” image, the tormenting will continue.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 720, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography

“What storm?”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2019 by lilybug1960

“What storm?”
 
Recently I was in Titusville for a festival. We were scheduled for a morning session of bird photography on Merritt Island. There were calls for a really strong front to come through around sunrise. The festival organizers gave the okay to cancel due to weather and I decided to let the attendees make the call as to if we cancelled before getting there or if we wait until the rain started. Luckily, it was decided we would go out and give it a shot. My point to them was that the skies would be fairly clear to the east while the storm moved in from the west, which could make for an incredible sunrise. We were rewarded with this beautiful scene. Shortly after we got this beautiful light, the skies emptied for the next hour and a half. Bad weather tends to make for great photography, be safe, but go out and take advantage of opportunities when you can, the rewards are beautiful!!!
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/6th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron18400, #BearWoodsPhotography, #SpaceCoastBirdingFestival

The Rut

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Rut.
 
During the time we were out in Jackson, we had some free time and we decided to let folks have a morning off. We took the time to go out to the National Elk Refuge and see the Bighorn Sheep. We had told the group that in addition to the galleries downtown it was worth a quick drive to the Refuge. We saw most if not all of them out there. At first there weren’t many sheep down low, but as the females moved down, the males followed. One female was trying to attract rutting males, and it worked very well. You can see how these two guys were “sampling” the air for her scent by curling their lips up and smelling. I didn’t get to see any head butting, but this behavior was pretty interesting as well. One thing about visiting the Refuge is to make sure you keep the sheep away from the vehicles and don’t let them lick the salts off of the cars. It can make them sick, but if given a chance, they will do it. At one point we watched as a family drove up to a group of sheep and the adults had the children through food out to the sheep. If I could have gotten a photo of this irresponsible behavior of the people I would have sent it in to the Refuge staff, that could quickly end badly for the sheep if permitted to continue.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops