I recently had a request for some more wild dog photos, so I spent some time this evening going through the photos I took back in April 2013 when I was lucky enough to see them in Botswana. I had dismissed many of the photos when I originally took them, as the light was rather difficult, but what a difference a year makes. I have more skills in editing now, and am able to correct things that I wasn’t able to just a short time ago. I didn’t have time to go through all the photos I flagged this evening, so if you are a betting person, you can put money on the fact that you’ll see more of this group later in the week 🙂
For some reason, seeing this heron perched on one leg reminded me of tree pose in yoga class.
Just now while doing some work on the computer, I heard quite a bit of peeping from my open window. I’m used to having a robin in my little yard quite often, but today, she was here with her two chicks. I didn’t want to scare them away, so I wasn’t able to get Mom in the shot with the two youngsters; I was just glad I was able to get outside to take a few shots as through the window screen was not yielding great results!
All photos at 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO6400
A few weeks ago, I came across a heron perched on a water level post along the dikes, and while I was able to create an interesting silhouette from the photograph I took, it wasn’t at all how I had envisioned what the final image would look like. Since I had never seen a heron on that post before, I didn’t think it likely I would get the chance to try again for the shot I wanted, but it came only a week later. This time, I was able to approach slowly enough to shoot from a few different angles, and get some crisp shots of the heron.
Here are a few osprey photos from the past two weeks that I liked, but have only just had the chance to work on. They don’t really go together as a grouping, but I wanted to get them posted, as I am hoping to have some good sightings on the upcoming weekend 🙂
I was surprised that the pair of eagles that I saw involved in the osprey chick stealing were still hanging around at the end of my walk, after all the trouble the mother osprey had been giving the pair.
Spencer gets a lot of mentions in my posts; he’s always with me when I’m out walking, and he is such a good, patient boy while I am shooting. I try to resist the urge to post photos of him though, or this could well turn into a Spencer fan page, rather than a wildlife and landscape photography blog!
But, this weekend there was nothing to shoot, and I just spent the past half hour having some fun doing a couple black and white conversions of photos I took of him, so I thought I would share.
Next post, back to topic 🙂