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2019-12-20T02:14:18ZNikon Glass Rules
Just picked up a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens for my D7100 and what a fantastic lens. Great lens at a great price. First day in use I got great pictures of birds in the community.
A first for me was seeing a Red-shouldered hawk yesterday. I saw him fly into a tree from a heavily forested area and landed perfectly in a sunlit area surrounded by old oaks and Spanish moss.
In 2018 I started taking more pictures of wildlife and I am off to a good start for 2019.A pair of pileated woodpeckers visit the preserve next to my house and I am able to get some great pictures whenever I decide to go out in the morning. If I don't see any birds I can get a beautiful sunrise.
2014-12-31T15:16:35ZSlow 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.
2014-02-22T01:52:52ZNew Camera Lens
Bought the E 55-210mm lens for my Sony NEX-6 today.
2014-02-02T03:32:57ZWinter pics of Muted Swans
Spent an hour at the lake late this afternoon getting several pictures of the resident swans.
Flying over the new WaterSong neighborhood.
Flying over The Enclaves pond.
The northern mockingbird is known for its intelligence. A 2009 study showed that the bird was able to recognize individual humans, particularly noting those who had previously been intruders or threats.
Anhingas stalk fish underwater, mainly where there is some flora present. Once they locate their prey, they partly open their bill and stab the fish swiftly. Seen between the Enclaves and The Groves.
2020-02-11T10:35:05ZBushveld Helmeted Guineafowl
Kruger National Park
Flying over The Enclaves, RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
The smallest woodpecker in North America. Pictured is a female. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
I was outside taking down the Christmas lights and heard the hawk fly out of the preserve and onto a tree limb. Went inside and got my camera and got some great shots. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
Beautiful birds everywhere. Tshokwane Picnic Site, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The adult wood stork is a large bird which stands 33–45 inches tall with a wingspan of 55–71 inches. The male typically weighs 5.5–7.3 lb, with a mean weight of 6.0 lb. The female weighs 4.4–6.2 lb, with a mean weight of 5.3 lb. Seen in RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
2020-01-03T21:54:27ZCape Fur Seal
The Cape Fur Seal is often referred to as the ‘dogs of the ocean’.
Turkey Vultures are large dark birds with long, broad wings. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
It is the sole extant member of the genus Podilymbus. Seen in RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.