Back at it again today, started off with a nice flyby at the observation tower. It’s a real kick to capture them at about eye level. Then, down to the boat landing. The lonely Pelican, sitting on the island, suddenly took flight and headed in our direction. It made a quick U-turn and swooped downContinue reading “Eagles and More.”
High Fives in the house! This was my first time getting this shot and I will never forget it. What made it all the better, another photographer was there to witness and capture it as well. It came from the across the river and landed in the eagle tree above the boat landing lagoon. ItContinue reading “Eagle Grabs Fish, Photographers Go Crazy.”
Eagles, Ospreys and Hawks were active today at Magnolia Plantation. The observation tower once again was a good place to observe, although not the only place. The boat landing and the swamp also produced some shots. Another grey day, but if a person sits home waiting for perfect conditions you wouldn’t be out much. ThisContinue reading “Raptor Trifecta.”
Kathy loves to walk with me when I take the camera out. She is an excellent spotter, much better than me. Last Christmas, I decided it was time she started carrying her own camera. She outgrew the first body/lens that I bought her, so I decided on this: A Nikon D5500 and Nikon 70-300mm FXContinue reading “My Wife, The Photographer.”
I’d been home bound for 3 days due to unseasonable weather. I was developing a case of cabin fever, when I remembered: I’m from Minnesota. Off we go to Magnolia. I fired up the internal furnace and threw on a T-shirt and rain shell. I was more than comfortable. The swamp produced one cold Anhinga,Continue reading “40 Degrees, 20-30 MPH Wind, Rain…”
Simply amazing! Words don’t describe it. Photos don’t convey what it’s like. Even videos don’t do it justice. You have to be there. Amazing. The dragon is 200 feet long, and the scales are actually China platters, installed one at a time. A short video follows the photos.
A little something about how shots like these are taken…at first glance, you might think I used a flash at night. No, I don’t use a flash on wildlife. I try to disturb the subjects as little as possible, and so never use a flash. This shot was taken during daylight hours. Modern cameras haveContinue reading “FYI: Spot Metering.”
Reportedly the last week for the boat tour until March. If you haven’t been, this is your last chance for a while. I had a great ride with Sy again this morning.
‘Twas a great day for wandering with my bride through Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, photographing the flora. Lots of color out there! Just a small sample of what we saw.