Two from yesterday

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RichDitch
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Two from yesterday
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Two photos taken yesterday (11/30/20), both with a V3 and CX 70-300 lens.

I found a tiny wet wash next to a medical lab where I was waiting for my wife's latest blood draw to be performed. I was hoping for some bird activity, or perhaps a small mammal to visit the tiny flow, but all I saw was a dragonfly that never even stopped for a photo. But I did grab a shot of these nicely lit grasses farther down the wash.

300mm and ISO 720. I was happy that the matrix meter in the V3 gave such a nice exposure without blowing out the bright parts.

Then at home in the afternoon I was summoned from the computer to see the adult Cooper's Hawk that had just come into the patio and then decided to visit the water feature.

I had to scramble for this as I had not unpacked the V3 and 70-300 from the bag used for the morning outing. Since this is such a large bird I had to pull back to 204mm, and since it was 30 minutes before sunset I ended up at only 1/40th second wide open at ISO 800.

In any event, a good day for photos!

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