Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sleepy Hollow Dove

1/400 sec. f/8 ISO 200

This dove was preening its back feathers giving it the appearance of being headless. I just thought it was too cool! Plus, it gives new meaning to minimalism.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Last Look


The hummingbirds have been gone for a few weeks, but I still have some photos I hadn't posted yet. These will probably be the last hummingbird shots I use for this year.

1/320 sec. f/6.3 ISO 1000


1/200 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1000


1/320 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1600


1/320 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1600

Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Slight Of Foot

1/640 sec. f/8 ISO 200

The foot belongs to the male Mallard.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cruising For Carrion

1/1000 sec. f/11 ISO 400


Today's Tip:
For birds in flight, set your camera to a continuous auto focus mode if so equipped. On Canon it's called AI Servo and I believe Nikon calls it Dynamic Area AF. These modes allow your auto focus system to keep up with the changes in distance from camera to subject.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tucked In

1/80 sec. f/11 ISO 400

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Today's Tip:
Since mid-day light is often harsh, that's a good time to scout future photography locations. Overcast days, with their even lighting, allow for shooting all day long.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Kentucky Bison


1/800 sec. f/8 ISO 400

Bison roam North America while buffaloes are found in Africa and Asia. Though bison are often referred to as buffalo, they are different species with distinct differences.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tiny Stretches

1/400 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1600


1/320 sec. f/8 ISO 1600


1/250 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1000

Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Monday, October 7, 2013