I’ve got some bird shots to share with you in this newsletter, but first let me give you a couple of tips on excellent cameras and lenses that friends are selling at good prices. Paul Denman at email@example.com has a Canon 1 D Mark IV with extra batteries for sale. Sylvia Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org has a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 500 mm lens plus a Canon 7D and a teleconverter for sale. She says it’s all listed on her Facebook page (Sylvia Garcia). Let me know if you have any difficulty reaching these folks.
Now, here are some captures from recent days near Edinburg, Texas. Click on an image to enlarge and sharpen it.
A turtle takes over when the sun comes up.
Wood stork images have been tough for me to come by, so I jumped at the chance to try for these guys as they passed through south Texas on their fall migration.
All of these photos were made with the Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 500 mm lens on a Feisol tripod with Wimberley head. I had to use ISOs of up to 1600 as the sun was coming up and then reduced it as quickly as possible to 500. All this was to sustain sufficient shutter speed to capture the flight action (1/2000 second or faster).
This is going to be a newsletter short on words and long on photos. Please enjoy some images by the photographers who accompanied me on the recent photo tour in the Christmas Mountains of west Texas. Remember to click on the photos to make them expand and sharpen for better viewing.
These first three shots are by Margaret Tulley.
Margaret’s male Lucifer Hummingbird is perched in natural light with a nice profile pose.
Dr. Josie Williams capture the following images. Note that we had a good variety of birds to distract us during the hummingbird photography sessions.
Thanks to our photographers for sharing their images of that incredible adventure to west Texas. Josie and Margaret have traveled to many photo with me in the past and each time they come away with awesome shots.