Friday, February 20, 2015
Nice Morning of Bird Photography
I ended up sleeping in this morning until almost nine o'clock Yikes! Lucky for me it was foggy down in the Little Lake Valley creating some great conditions for lighting for photography. On the drive out to the Burris Ranch I stopped and photographed a valley oak. They look pretty cool in the fog. When I got to the ranch I quickly put up a new set up and restocked the bird feeders which were totally cleaned out. There wasn't a bird in sight. Within a few minutes of settling into the photoblind the birds started coming in. I guess they must have been pretty hungry. First came the Dark Eyed Juncos followed by the House Finches and then the Acorn Wood Peckers. I even had a Starling land on the end of my lens before hopping off onto the bird feeder. All images created with a Canon 7D and Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens. The camera was supported with a Manfrotto 190 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 ballhead.