Weekly Wildlife Thread: May 6th-May 12th
Weekly Wildlife Thread: May 6th-May 12th
May 6, 2012
Post your wildlife images.
All wildlife not contained or restricted (NO pets or zoo animals please).
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Shots with the a77 & Sigma 150-500(non-OS)
Shots with the a550 & Tamron 180 Macro
Good job of keeping that shutter up Gene. Those are all pretty sharp except for the in flight with the fish - looks like you were caught a little off guard.
I like the lizard and rooftop Mocking bird best. How do you like the A77? I am one of many on the fence about upgrading (?) from the A700.
All shot with the Sony A-77.
Doe in tall grass
Beercan, f/5.6 @ 180 mm, 1/60, ISO 800
Eight point buck in AM sun
BBC, f/8 @ 180 mm, 1/640, ISO 400
Red-shoulder Hawk on a perch
Beercan, f/5.6 @ 210 mm, 1/160, ISO 800
Question Mark on split log
BBC, f/11 @ 300 mm, 1/125, ISO 200
Wood Duck pair
BBC, f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/100, ISO 400
Water snake - 5th fairway creek
BBC, f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/250, ISO 200
Carolina Wren in heavy shade
BBC, f/8 @ 250 mm, 1/200, ISO 400
Ground Hog portrait
BBC, f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/320, ISO 200
Ground Hog vertical
BBC, f/11 @ 160 mm, 1/80, ISO 200
Red-shoulder Hawk in Cottonwood
BBC, f/8 @ 300 mm, 1/250, ISO 400
Mantis hatchlings on Blackberry leaf
Beercan, f/11 @ 210 mm, 1/125, ISO 200
Red Admiral - ventral view
Beercan, f/11 @ 210 mm, 1/400, ISO 200
Common Buckeye on Balckberry bloom
Beercan, f/11 @ 210 mm, 1/400, ISO 400
Beercan, f/5.6 @ 210 mm, 1/60, ISO 400
One of the best series you have posted Ed...well done!
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Minolta Maxxum 50 @ 1.7
" " 70-210 F4
Tamron 28-75 XR Di
Sigma 150-500 DG APO HSM
This little friend has been posing for the last 3 weeks. Always a pleasure to take pictures of him. Nikon D4 and Nikkor 600/4 VRII:
Ed at Ridersite wrote:
Awesome sharpness, great bokeh and nice poses as usual. I can't get within 30 yards of a Kingfisher around my parts
Question: What do you do all week?
Answer: Mon to Fri. Nothing, Sat & Sun I rest!
Thanks Ed. Blind are the best to take close pictures of kingfishers. Whenever you find their location and nest they are very easy birds to photograph.
Blind are the best to take close pictures of kingfishers. Whenever you find their location and nest they are very easy birds to photograph.
Thanks. I just don't have the patients to sit in a blind. Here, when the Kingfisher is around, it is generally hot and muggy, so it would be pretty unbearable too. But, I think it would likely work since he does seem to sit in only a few (maybe 1/2 dozen) different locations when fishing. He always sees me before I see him and if I get anywhere close, he's off.
Been travelling a fair bit the past few weeks so haven't posted in a while and am waaaay behind on sorting through pics. Have attached a few from a dive in late March at a site called Christo Rei. Monsoon rains were easing up, but water conditions were still quite turbid and current was strong so still stuck with macros only
All pics with Canon S100, Ikelite housing, and single Ikelite AF30 strobe. Pics heavilly cropped due to small size of subjects so touch grainy - am giving serious thought to getting a wet macro lens. C&C always welcome
Don't have an ID for this guy, but managed a few different angles before he crawled away...
Two more Flabellinas
And for the chaser...can anyone guess what I've photographed here?
Nice set as always, Ed. Particularly like the composition on the hawk and the groundhog
Uitstekende foto, Edwin...interessante compositie. What breed are those cows, out of interest?
Butterflies and catepillar...although I don't think they're related!
Out on a cloudy day with Sony A77 and SAL18-250. Butterflies at about 10' and cropped. The catepillar at minimum focus distance at/near max zoom.
I don't typically do much bird photography, but this little house finch was building a nest behind my sattelite dish.
of the Kingfisher. It is not easy to get such a cooperative pose.
Just insects (A77, 150mm Sigma macro).