Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Done in by the Wind or Back to the Locals

Wildlife photography can be extremely challenging sometimes.Yesterday afternoon I was feeling really confident that I could get another Mountain Quail image. The quail have been coming in sporadically and I have a pretty good set up that works for them. What I didn't factor in was the wind! I could hear the quail coming up from the forest and I was anticipating some really nice images in my mind. That's when a big gust of wind hit the photoblind and pushed it forward about two feet. The quail scattered and didn't return.What remained was to photograph some of the other locals that weren't so skittish. I got some nice Spotted Towhee images along with Juncos, Steller's Jay and the always cute Douglas Tree Squirrels. So it was a very productive afternoon. God's precious light and love to all, chris


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    1. Thank you very much, Teresa de Jesus Hernandez. I'm glad you stopped in for a look.

  2. Those are some of the most beautiful animal photos I have seen.

    1. What a wonderful thing to say. Thank you spencerkj !

  3. That are some great photos man! I like photography to, but I'm not nearly as good as you in nature photography. (and English! :-))
    Very nice work!

  4. Thank you very much for your comment, Mel Y-CHENG. I have been a photographer for many many years.