I went on two photo excursions this weekend and this is the best image I have for you. 😦
I spent a fair amount of time at Green Island yesterday hoping for some migrating wildlife. Unfortunately I must still be a little early. The weather conditions were not good for photography either. A gray overcast day which made me really boost the ISO on my camera. I like to shoot at 1/1600 shutter speed with the long lens, so it made the ISO sometimes as high as 6400. The Nikon D4S handles that ISO pretty well with minimal noise.
I saw a lot of these Northern Shovelers in various places around the wetlands but never in large groups. Normally they would fly away before I could even get close. I captured this little guy after sitting in the same spot for 25 minutes. He finally swam past me and I was able to make the image.
This little Pied-Billed Grebe is fun to watch. They really scoot around the water and it is hard to get a sharp image of them. I got him the same way I got the Shoveler by sitting in one spot for a long time waiting for them to get use to me. 🙂
Sunday Jeanne and I went on a photo run that turned into more of a Sunday drive than a photo experience. We had strong winds and there just wasn’t any wildlife at any of our normal stops. We did find a couple of Blue Herons at the 16th Street Basin but they were well hidden by the overgrowth and I could not get a good focus on them.
I may have to put the long lens away for awhile and concentrate on subjects other than wildlife.
That’s it for today. Thanks for checking out the blog. I hope you enjoy your day and be careful.