Birds and more, down at the Beaver Pond...........
Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:22 AM
The WhatBird forums have been very helpful to me as I (slowly) learn some of the birds
I like to share my images, and where possible, share some details about my experiences in this forum. And please do not hesitate to correct me as I am definitely not a birder or naturalist.
The pond is under the direction of this guy..........
Heading off to work......
While I photograph these......
7344 by canuckguyinadarkroom, on Flickr
Thanks for any comments or input.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:20 AM
We did not inherit Mother Earth from our Ancestors.....
We have borrowed Her from our Descendants.
Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe (paraphrased)
Man belongs to the Earth...Earth does not belong to Man.
Black Elk of the Lakota Tribe
Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:01 PM
I only take my 400mm (non-zoom) lens when going to shoot birds. Its minimum focus distance is about 12ft so even if something is very close (like Yellow Warblers!) I may have to back off!
This is a Dragonfly* I shot at the edge of the pond. It was perhaps 20ft away. Hand-held (and no IS); the shutter speed of 1/500 seemed to work.
*Again, don't hesitate to correct me or add any comments or feedback.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:11 AM
Adjacent to the nest is a large old Pine with branches coming out to the side, making an ideal resting stage for the Osprey.
This was shot from about 300ft as I was viewing a closer bird in the brush.
This is what I saw in the brush, a Mockingbird I believe.............
and this was before cropping........
Thanks for any input, corrections(!) or feedback:)
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