Last week, I hit the Santa Clara Photo Ranch twice and came away with a few pleasing images. This time of year, the birds are pretty “ratty”, but there was a lot of action with deer, rabbits and birds around the water holes. White-winged doves swarmed to the ponds every afternoon and my seeing them by the hundreds was pretty special.
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I’m really enjoying the 70-200 mm lens for groups of birds and mammals at the photo blind waterhole. It insures that I have plenty of shutter speed, sharpness and wide angle for flapping wings during the last hour of daylight.
Canon 7D Mark II, 70-200 mm lens hand held, 1/4000 sec. @ f5.6, ISO 640, hand held.
It’s been fun shooting at the ranch ponds but I’m sure glad fall is around the corner. My rattling around in the cooler for a cold drink always disturbs the wildlife.