A mix of photos from Cape Cod and the Outer Banks.
f22 for aperture, shooting into the sun for some odd lens artifacts and backlighting. This was a little marsh area off the beach where we saw a few birds. It was freezing. I think the extra sparkles are from salt particles on the lens.
The white on the dunes is snow. It was really cold out in the wind. I took that picture pretty early in the walk. I think investing in gloves will be key if we keep up this kind of unfortunate behavior.
John took this photo but I found the hawk and sent him to do it. That gets me half the credit right? It was great light. It is a lot like when he was about 4 years old and we walked up on a hawk eating a squirrel. We were able to sit there about 10 feet away and watch it. Now we have a new experience and photographic evidence.
This is Reid’s photograph with the 150-600mm. He’s the one who has me interested in birds currently. It’s amazing to have these super close images and to see the crazy details. The feathers around a bird’s eye are something I’d never really seen before.
This is another shot that Reid took. While I like both of the pictures above, this picture is the unique one. It doesn’t necessarily shine on phones or seen small but I really love it at full size. Catching the bird in focus in that nest of branches is so hard to do. It is the kind of shot I want to take. There’s some serious challenge to taking impressive pictures of common birds.