Got To Photograph What’s Common

Some lessons you just have to learn the hard way and by now you would think that I have learned this one but I still haven’t. While I was back home I had the chance to photograph some of the local bird species that inhabit the Sierra’s and always flock to my parents house as the whole house is surrounded with bird perches and feeders. This little guy is a cooperative White Breasted Nuthatch photographed with the D4 and 300 f/4 VR. My first time using that lens and I have to say it’s a great lens. Sharp and light, which is a great combo.


I ended up only shooting a little bit due in part to my extreme holiday relax mode but as I found out when I got home I had no White breasted Nuthatch’s on file. I couldn’t believe it! Such a common bird I’ve seen for years in Cali and see regularly here in Montana. Well it just goes to show that every opportunity you get you need to shoot even if it is something considered “common.”

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