Tag: Birds

Sony A9 and 200-600mm

Well, I’ve succumbed to the temptation and broke the piggy bank and have just acquired the mirrorless Sony A9 and the newly introduced 200-600mm lens. The kit arrived yesterday and I spent several hours last night watching Youtube tutorials and today was our first outing. To say that […]

Birds & Blooms

The one place I can say one can get birds and blooms together each year is at the sunflower fields in Poolesville, Maryland at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. Three fields of sunflowers are planted each year to attract wildlife, and to support the Mourning Dove hunting season in […]

Pelicans on the Chesapeake Bay

Growing up in Florida with Brown pelicans all over the place, it’s hard to imagine that this Jurassic looking bird was once an endangered species. Due to over hunting and DDT pesticides by 1970 the Brown pelican was listed endangered by the Endangered Species Act and conservation efforts […]

Shorebirds Galore!

Last week I headed to the Delaware shore in search of migrating shorebirds and in particular the Red Knot. I knew the Red knot would be elusive as the reports I had studied on the Cornell University eBird.org showed that they had pushed through earlier in the month. […]

Metering for Bird Photography

Frequently in my photography workshops the topic of Metering comes up. There are situations where you would want to change how your camera measures the light in the scene depending on light conditions. Both of these images were imported into Lightroom and the same import preset was applied. […]

Bird Extravaganza

It’s spring time and spring time means bird migration along the Atlantic Fly-way. For a number of years the manor’s garden has become a bird sanctuary with water, food, and shelter for our feathered friends. The more the birds I’ve had settle in, the more passer-by’s stop by […]

The Avocets

One of the reasons why I wanted to travel to Galveston Island was due to a fellow blogger Tim Timmis a Texan local who always shares wonderful captures of shorebirds from the Bolivar Salt Flats. Bolivar Peninsula is just north of Galveston Island and is accessed by a […]

Meet 6E4 a Piping Plover

Meet 6E4 a Piping Plover that I discovered while laying on the wet sand of the Bolivar Peninsula last week. Whenever I’m observing and photographing a flock of shorebirds, I’m also on the search for those that are wearing jewelry. As those that are wearing jewelry tell a […]

A Creative Slump

It’s hard to imagine, but even I sometimes have a creative slump. As many of you may know, I am a prolific photographer, always capturing something nearly daily if not with the big camera, than at least with my iPhone. When a new season begins I’m always so […]