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2014-12-31T09:16:35-06:00Slow Year For Nature Photography
Been busy working long days for several months so I haven't done much in nature photography. Still taking a lot of pictures when I can, but more around the house and with friends. I hope to do more nature photography in 2015.
Had to cut down a backyard tree today. It was getting more and more dead branches. The birds loved the tree and I had a few feeders hanging from the limbs over the years. Two big trees remain so they still have a place to go.
I went through all my observations this morning and removed all Flickr photo links. Still had a couple remaining. I updated my Flickr photos from time to time which breaks the links. Mostly changing keywords or captions. Everything moved to Picasa now.
Decided to put on my new lens and see what I could find in the backyard. Saw a bird moving around in one of the trees and zoomed in to see a woodpecker. Never know what you are going to find!
Just went through all my pictures from 2008 and I only had 2 pictures of wildlife (birds) and they were junk. I don't know what was going on in 2008 that I didn't take any wildlife pics or even flowers! Well, there are the Koi pics from a pond, but that hardly qualifies. I must have been focused on my Kruger Park trip and searching out a better camera.
2014-02-21T19:52:52-06:00New Camera Lens
Bought the E 55-210mm lens for my Sony NEX-6 today.
2014-02-01T21:32:57-06:00Winter pics of Muted Swans
Spent an hour at the lake late this afternoon getting several pictures of the resident swans.
2014-01-18T21:07:24-06:00New Birdfeeder Pictures
Took a few more pictures of birds today with my NEX-6. Just got done reloading all the feeders tonight and added some water to the heated birdbath. Watch the action again tomorrow!
2014-01-06T18:32:49-06:00-4 Degrees F
Put out peanuts tonight for the Jay's and Squirrels. First come first served tomorrow. Finch feeders fully loaded! Just need to get through the next 24 hours!
I got a little tired of seeing "picture not available" here on iNaturalist from my Flickr pictures so I switched them to Picasa. No clue why it does that, but from now on I am putting all my iNaturalist pics on Picasa.
Intracoastal Waterway, Ponte Vedra Beach
I heard the sound of a hawk early morning while I was still in bed on the 16th floor of the Westin Hotel in Hyderabad. Upon opening the curtains half an hour later there was the hawk on my window ledge eating a rat. Not an easy shot to get and had to move slow has the hawk was only a few feet away from me.
I heard him calling out and it took a while to find him
Flying just above the lake for a while this guy decided to take a break.
Singing from the treetops
At Gervasi Vineyard
2017-03-12T10:14:28+04:00African Bush Elephant
Bull Elephant in Skukuza - Kruger National Park
Picture of a Robin taken in the early evening at Gervasi Vineyard.
2017-03-12T10:16:07+04:00African Bush Elephant
Taken from Skukuza - Lower Sabie Road with a Nikon D90 300mm focal length
A Nile Crocodile in the Sabie River
Everyone loves corn on the cob!
Saw this butterfly near a pond in Parma, Ohio.
Not sure what that little fellow is on the bottom left. Looks like a bush cricket
2016-06-23T13:03:03+04:00Weavers and Allies
The trees had about a dozen of these birds in them. The look similar to a goldfinch.