Saturday, March 15, 2014

Spring Hammock Preserve

Spring Hammock Preserve
Northern Parula
This week has been pretty fun for migrants.  A Red-eyed Vireo showed up about 2 weeks early, and there were 3 Louisiana Waterthrushes and 2 Hermit Thrushes, though none posed well for photos. Other more common birds were more cooperative, including many Carolina Wrens, Northern Parula, and Barred Owls. For some reason, this is the first Barred Owl I've seen here.  It was pretty dark, so I had to photograph the owl at 6400 ISO, which I normally avoid like the plague (really, any thing over 1600 I try to avoid).  But there was no blue in the frame, and it was pretty much the only way I could get the shot, so I tried it. I certainly won't be printing these, but I was pretty impressed with how my Canon 7D handled the noise.

Spring Hammock Preserve
Carolina Wren
Spring Hammock Preserve
Barred Owl
Spring Hammock Preserve
Barred Owl

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  1. Outrageously good stuff Scott! For shame and bravo!

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