Sunrise at Bombay Hook NWR is a glorious thing to experience. It was absolutely worth waking up at 3:45 a.m. We hung around Raymond Pool for about an hour watching the avocets, ducks, herons, and bald eagles. Tree swallows everywhere. I totally love American coots and wasn’t disappointed. We even saw wild turkeys off along […]
I personally am not a great fan of photo contests in general. And emphatically not interested in any contest that charges a fee to enter. That being said, I do like the idea of photo contests that support and advertise the National Park system, the US Fish and Wildlife refuge system, and the National Historic […]
Swallows, snakes, nesting eagles, and turtles out of hibernation. The vibrancy of spring is returning to the refuge. Beautiful day. Clear sunny skies. A multitude of photographers and bird watchers. The orientation of the main impoundment boardwalk can be tough going. You almost lose one side of the action unless you are comfortable shooting straight […]
Mr. Old School’s gathering of turtles hits Flickr’s Explore making it to 255 in the top 500. Of course I can understand the appeal. TURTLES! Plus, it’s a great shot. From John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Shot with a Sony a500 and the Minolta 75-300mm.
The weekly walk was productive. Tree swallows have returned to John Heinz. Shot with the Sony a65 on the Ravelli tripod using a Minolta 500mm Rokkor-X manual focus lens and the A65’s focus peaking feature. I think I need to start an album just for The Dogs of John Heinz NWR. So many dogs. So […]
More images from the Sony A65 in very low light. ISO 1600. As in, so low the only light was from a fireplace and a couple of lanterns. I didn’t expect it to do this well, especially hand-held.
This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I. We went to a living history day to see World War I reenactors. Both of us had grandparents that fought in WWI so this was particularly interesting in a family history sort of way. Also our first opportunity to exercise the new ‘old’ A65 we […]
February is that month just before everything starts to wake up. Icy, cold, fairly devoid of inhabitants. But if you look there is plenty to photograph. Like Missy. Charming dog having a good day along the boardwalk impoundment. This was an excursion primarily to shoot with the new ‘old’ lenses. The Minolta 75-300mm. Boy, do […]
The photos tell it all.
Went early this morning to Newlin Grist Mill to see if the waterfall was iced up. It was! This is a difficult shot in the a.m. because the waterfall is in deep shade and you have to face the sun directly. This was shot without a hood. ISO 800, 1/8, f/29. Is it a good […]