Monday, June 14, 2010

Calling Killdeer

Here is a image that I took a month or two ago. Origially I didn't bother to process it because there was a shadow across the side of the face, but I came across it again today and did some processing in CS5 ( new toy, I mean tool! ) and got it to look a bit better, I think. How does it look to you? I received my copies of Natures Best Photography magazine, which features my image from the Birds in Focus competition and all of the other winners, pretty neat!

Image Data:
1/1000s. | f/6.3 | ISO 200
click image to view larger.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Prothonotary Warbler

Hey Everyone,
Here is probably the best shot I got last month of this Prothonotary warbler, or of any warbler actually, sad I know... It was a overcast day and rain showers soon came. While the image is a bit noisy, I think it is still decent, especially since it is my first of this beautiful species. Every year "proth's" warblers nest in a swampy area of the Fort Worth Nature Center on the lake and can be seen singing along the boardwalk making them fairly easy to photograph. Maybe I will be able to get some other shots of them during the summer. I am very determined to photograph Painted and Indigo Buntings at the nature refuge this summer since they are my top local bird favorites, the key will be finding them ( especially the Indigo ) close to the ground. Hopefully with some research and a lot of luck I can get some good images. Unfortunaley, I will have an extremely busy June, but hope to get out as much as possible.
Anyway, sorry for the longish post! I hope you like this image.

Image Data:
1/60th. | f/8 | ISO 500 | Fill Flash
Canon 7D

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm Still Around!

Hey Everyone,
Just a quick post to let you know that I am still here. While I did do a bit of shooting a few times last month, I came home with very little. I missed the peak warbler shooting due to some rainy days and being just plain busy. My last few times out to the Nature Refuge I have seen Painted and Indigo Buntings and am hoping that by summer's end I will have some decent images of them. I have made them my target birds to photograph this summer. The weather here is turning rather nasty. We will be in the 100's Fahrenheit by the weekend and that will make photography even harder since most birds are going to choose not to be out until very late or very early. I am hoping to turn things around here and try to do a bit more shooting and produce some decent images, heat and all!

Will try to post again soon!