Thursday, November 19, 2009

Portrait of a Swan Goose

I have not been out lately for any photography, I have had a busy week so far. But here is the promised Swan Goose image taken at White Rock Lake last week. There were a lot of these geese and it was very hard to get a photo of one without including another in the frame. I finally was able to get some of this individual who wandered away from the others to preen. I am really hoping to get back there soon for some more serious photography. Hopefully I can get out to the reservoir this weekend for some shooting before some family arrives from out of town for Thanksgiving.
Anyway, hope you like this one.

Image Data: 1/1600s. | f/8 | ISO 400

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

American White Pelican

I was able to get over to White Rock Lake yesterday, but was only there for less than an hour. It was basically a scouting trip to see what species are at the lake right now. I saw ton's of American White Pelicans as well as Snow Geese and hundreds of American Coots. I also saw two American Kestrels and some Ruddy Ducks sleeping. This shot of the Pelican along with a portrait of the Goose were the only images that are worth sharing, I will share the Goose one later. I am hoping to get out there again soon at a better time when there is some better light.

Image Data: 1/3200s | f/8 | ISO 400

Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm a Finalist!

Hello All,
Last week I received an e-mail informing me that I am a finalist in the Audubon "Birds in Focus" Photo competition! It was a big surprise to me as I thought they had already chosen the finalist's earlier in October, but I either had the dates wrong or they were behind in the judging! But anyway, here is the image they chose, I know that I have posted it here before and it is definitely one of my favorite photos so far. I will hopefully be checking out some local duck ponds tomorrow that had some great and easy to photograph species last year. We shall see!

Image data: 1/800ths. | f/8 | ISO 250