The Hot get Hotter

Day 2 arrives and the temperatures start heading in the direction we finally want them to go, up. Wait, did i say that! Yea believe it or not i did. The hotter it gets the better the shooting it gets. It means more birds at the water holes. Not great for us humans but that’s why it’s tough photography, and i love it. I’m enjoying every moment because you never know when you someone like this guy pops out. Nothing special just a Black Crested Titmouse, see them often. He is about the size of your thumb to finger, pretty small, and is very challenging to photograph. This bird hops around a lot. Getting a shot of it on a branch with a relatively clean background may sound easy but it can be quite frustrating and time consuming. It was one of those little joys getting that opportunity the other day.

[swf]http://www.jakepeterson.org/swf_imgs/_JLP7324.swf, 570, 435 [/swf]

Then there is this guy, probably saying o great another dove. Yea there are a lot down here. More than a lot, there seems to be an endless supply of them. That’s a good thing it apparently makes some of the other birds feel safe maybe that’s true maybe not hard to tell at the moment. This is a Common Ground Dove, a really cool one that i always liked mostly cause it has that red ring in it’s eye. Not much trick with shooting either of these two was in F8, minus a half exposure compensation in morning light. Let that morning glory do the rest.

[swf]http://www.jakepeterson.org/swf_imgs/_JLP7555.swf, 570, 435 [/swf]

Images captured with D3, 600f4, Tc-14e, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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