Monday was my birthday and I took the day off from the day job. Went back to the Heron Pond and set up about 15 yards from my Sunday location because the shorebirds seemed to like that area. Action was some … Continue reading →
The plan was to get up and be in Heron Pond before sunrise. Turns out that it really didn’t matter. Clouds and more clouds were over the river. Sunrise came and went with shutter speeds under 1/100. Saw two things … Continue reading →
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As our custom, Molly chooses the place to photograph on Saturdays. She chose Kingbird Road…again. I expect to get a real estate tax bill since she spends so much time there 🙂 . Usual suspects showed up. I’m thinking Molly has them trained to perch where she gets the shot. At least she hasn’t named them yet.
It was a beautiful morning with temps in the low 70’s and a gentle breeze. Life is good.
Heron Pond looks like a few shorebirds are working the upper end. May be worth a visit tomorrow. Emphasis is on FEW!!!
Stay tuned for results.
Molly is in charge of photography locations on Saturday so it was another run down King Bird Road. She let me use the 500 and she used the trusty 100-400. Some folks don’t like the push-pull zoom. Others say it … Continue reading →
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Last Saturday, I had to attend a duck blind drawing (long story in itself )so Molly got up and went to one of her favorite places to take small bird photos by herself. She had the 500mm F4 attached to her Canon 40D and was trying out a new Apex Low Profile bean bag. The area has a gate that does not open until around 7am and she was there waiting. Normally, I set her camera up and tell her when the Exposure Compensation needs to change. She was on her own and from the look of these image’s exposure, she nailed it!
On her way out, she saw George Goeken ( “Honorary Mayor of Riverlands Migratory Bird Sancturary”) photographing the sunflower field at the juncture of Red Schoolhouse Road and Riverlands Way aka Jones Road. She knows to follow George’s lead when it comes to finding photo opportunities. As you can see, she got some excellent images.
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