Friday, November 9, 2018

Pretty Boy

I was on my way home from work this morning....the first snowfall was in progress. 
Standing in a field adjacent to the road was a gorgeous buck.




Zooming out, you can see that he was courting a doe, and had some possible competition....a little spike buck!



Thursday, October 11, 2018

Water Sports on a Windy Day

I stopped by the beach area at CJ Brown this windy afternoon looking for migratory birds.
Instead, I found some different birds....and airborn they were!
The beach waters were being used by some kite-boarders to fly high and fast across the water. I was amazed and in awe of their skills! Here are a few images, and the full gallery is here (if you guys see these, you can open the gallery and download any you want). 












Friday, October 5, 2018

Asters Blooming


Assorted butterflies & moths from Old Reid today. The asters are blooming and attracting many beauties!










Thursday, October 4, 2018

Great Blue Heron with More Than He Could Handle!

I was watching this Great Blue Heron fish today and was surprised to see him dive, then run up to the top of the ridge. Later, while checking my pics, I saw that he actually grabbed a rock and a fish. He apparently realized that if he dropped the rock, he's lose the fish too, so he went to higher ground to keep his catch. Clever boy!!!










Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Webs....

It's that spidery time of year....and the meadow was draped in lacy, dewy webs this morning. 
I picked up a new Fuji camera body....the X-T3. Improvements include faster tracking subject lock-on. This shot was taken with the new camera....I'm impressed with the colors and light handling, but will have to wait to check out the tracking. 




Monday, August 6, 2018

Spiny Softshell Turtle

I see this big 'ole fellow sunning at OLD Reid Park occasionally, but have never seen his neck extended so much. 
#NTPRD
#OldReidPark


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Strawberry Moon

I have so much fun shooting moon pics with the Fuji XT-20!
One of the functions is a double exposure, and I've spent a lot of time refining the use of it for moon and cloud images.
When you use he double exposure feature, you can select different settings for the two images. In the image below, I set my first exposure for Multi exposure to capture the pine boughs. This overexposed the moon. For the second image, I changed to spot metering and metered on the moon. 




I used a similar technique for this image. 






Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Magee 2018

Whew! What a week!
We spent the last week at Magee Marsh, on Lake Erie. This was our 15th year of migrating to the lake's edge to partake in the spring migration hoopla. 
While we missed some amazing birds by a couple of days, there were still plenty to view and photograph. Every day brought opportunities to visit with friends while watching these amazing birds. Here's a few of our favorites.