I am an advocate of all things nature, but I am deathly allergic to bees. To capture a macro style shot of a bee can be quite a challenge when worried about being sent to the local ER. I decided to experiment with my photography using extension tubes and a long lens. I was pleasantly […]
VIRTUAL BIRDING 15 – This gallery consist of 15 birds. Four are “gimme’s” consisting of commons in several states. Three sparrow photos are the same bird. The rest of the 15 may be tough if you are not familiar with Montana birds, which we are not. Feel free to post your answers below. 3, 4, […]
Still hanging around Lake Mineral Wells and the Country Club pond. Bumped into these two on the same day we found all the Teals, Wigeon, Blue Heron and the Great Egret. Quite the diverse group for such a small pond.
Found on the golf pond in Mineral Wells at the country club. Has been returning in the evening. This marks three days in a row.
The winter in Palo Pinto county is slowly coming to a close. We missed a lot of the hard stuff. It was a bitter sweet victory. Missing the white stuff and most of the hard freezes; means a surplus of bugs for the upcoming camping season. Good for the birds, not so good for the […]
It was a beautiful Monday morning. The fact that I wasn’t laboring over a report had nothing to do with my mood. Being a national holiday means I am free to muck about a body of water with my camera. That is exactly what I did. Cartwright Lake off Peaster highway is right outside Weatherford, […]
2013 has arrived. As of January first, we started another bird count. It was a slow start but yesterday turned out to be fairly productive. For Desi and I to count a bird, we have to get photographic evidence. On rare occasion I will count a non-capture; usually, due to it being at work. No […]
Worked last night and came home to a yard full of birds. I posted the newly arrived Dark-eyed Junco a day or two ago. The House Finch and Sparrow braved out most of the Montana winter here in Shelby.
- Aperture: ƒ/8
- Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
- Taken: 11 September, 2013
- Focal length: 300mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/1600s
Finally… a bird of a different feather has hit the yard. The first set of the season. It is dark and rainy but Desi must have heard something because the next thing I hear is “come look at this.” Our Dark-eyed Juncos have re-established themselves below the feeders. I grabbed the camera and snapped off […]
Always check your fence lines when moving down a dirt road. Never know what you might find. Took these today in Valier and Williamson Park just south of Shelby. Post by Eclectic Art of Nature.
A couple of weeks ago (03/29/14) Lake Francis had record numbers of Snow Geese. It can get tricky trying to photograph such large numbers with 600mm. I finally gave up on close-ups due to all the movement. Here is what I ended up with… the photos do not do it justice. The sound was extreme […]
Rough-legged Hawk, Dark-eyed Junco and Ring-billed gull… can you guess which is which? That is of course meant tongue in cheek. We finally got a shot of a Rough-legged Hawk without a fence barring my lens. The Junco was taken last October through the window. Braving a very frosty day. This common Ring-billed gull was […]
Sprinter is in the air here in Montana… Texas is already hot and we are missing it… still getting nipped with snow and heavy winds here in Shelby. That does not seem to bother the birds much. They are causing a huge raucous trying to get the attention of a female. Desi and I took […]
Pintails were thick today. They darkened the skies at moments. These photos were shot at close to Lake Francis in Valier, Montana. Post by Eclectic Art of Nature.
It is a snowy day at the Zabinsky household in Shelby, Montana. Desi and I were watching the House Finch empty yet another feeder. The females are always present, there to warmly greet the males as they arrive. NOT!