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Ducks at Lamar Penisula on 122212 : Went to the shoot ducks on the little lake on 4th Street on the Lamar Peninsula.  See 'Map This' button for view of lake.  I went with oldest son and my 12 year old grandson.  Duck hunters blasting away out in the bay, members of local hunting club.  Seems that a lot of ducks stay on the little lake while the hunters are shooting.  Saw mainly Pintails with some Redheads.  Also, there were a pair of Greater Scaups and a pair of Buffleheads.  There are at least a dozen Whooping Cranes that are making this there seasonal home again.  During the next couple of months.  There should be more varieties of ducks.  Around noon when the shooting stops the dabblers fly out of the lake and feed along the shoreline of the bay.  Flying in and out of the little lake makes for some great in flight shots.

Ducks at Lamar Penisula on 122212

AubreyC

Went to the shoot ducks on the little lake on 4th Street on the Lamar ...

Updated: Sep 10, 2014 4:51am PST

Sandy's Photographic Ramblings : A random selection of my most recent work.

Sandy's Photographic Ramblings

smcclearn

A random selection of my most recent work.

Updated: Sep 09, 2014 6:50pm PST

Ducks and Whoopers at Lamar Peninsula on 010613 : Jay and I made a 400 mile round trip to Lamar Peninsula to try to get some ducks in flight.  When we arrived there were less than a dozen and one-half ducks there.  The bonanza though was a male Bufflehead in breeding plumage with his mate and two Green-wing teal males.  Normally there would be three to four dozen Pintails and Redheads on the lake and they would fly out over time in predictable paths allowing for fairly close shots in good light.  The few Pintails and Redheads that were there gave as many opportunities for in flight shots in good light.  As for the Green-wing Teal, they are afternoon opportunities.  In the afternoon from about 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM the light is across the lake and if you stand at the edge of the reeds for cover and wait the Green-wing teal usually swim over to that side.  Even so, you are afforded a shot at least half the distance across the lake as from the end of the lake by Beachfront Road.  As for the divers, given patience and little motion, they eventually swim up toward the beach end of the lake where the deep water affords good diving and feeding.  The opposite end has the depths for dabblers.  Click on the 'Map This' button for a map of the lake's layout.

Usually on a day at that lake I would have at least 3000 shots, this day it was on 500.  I have tried to post a sampling of what the day was like.

Ducks and Whoopers at Lamar Peninsula...

AubreyC

Jay and I made a 400 mile round trip to Lamar Peninsula to try to get ...

Updated: Sep 07, 2014 12:25pm PST

Flowers : It might be a flower, it might be a "weed" but if it's a blossom it goes here

Flowers

PeacefulPlaces

It might be a flower, it might be a "weed" but if it's a blossom it go ...

Updated: Sep 07, 2014 8:56am PST

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Newsy

Newest on page 1 and oldest on last page. © All images and their ...

Updated: Aug 24, 2014 3:15pm PST

Spring Migration 2011 @ High Island - 'Warbler Fallout'  on 050411 : Absolutely the best warblers shooting day in three years of going to High Island. I spent the day in the blind in Boy Scout Woods Bird Sanctuary at High Island with Jay Mangum.  He arranged for the seats and oh what a ride.  It was a day following a north wind, and there were a lot of warblers including a few I had not seen nor had I photographed that were there in large numbers due to a fallout.  Orioles, tangers, and buntings, but not these small colorful and talented singers. 

I saw my first Magnolia Warbler with coloring a lot like the Canada Warbler.  The pictures were shot with my old Tamron Lens and one flash unit, my old one.  It took a lot of experimenting to measure up against the performance of the Sony rental lens and the two flash arrangement, or so I thought. So I decided to start processing seriously, my High Island Boy Scout Woods photographs with this day first in order to better measure against the technique I had used previously.  I had rented a Sony G70400 lens and an extra flash unit.  I mounted on unit out to the side about 12 feet or so in order to illuminate the bird without undo direct reflection and also the angle would cause feather reveal mini or micro shadow and highlights on the feathers.

Trust but verify.

Spring Migration 2011 @ High Island -...

AubreyC

Absolutely the best warblers shooting day in three years of going to H ...

Updated: Jun 20, 2014 1:37am PST

Water Fowl : Ducks, Geese, Swans and more

Water Fowl

PeacefulPlaces

Ducks, Geese, Swans and more

Updated: Jun 18, 2014 8:21pm PST

Seabrook Osprey et all on 1/11/12 : Photographing birds and the general surrounds while sitting on the edge of the little bay that runs between Todville Rd. and Hwy. 146 is such a relaxing thing.  There is a good variety of species there, but the highlight are the Ospreys that migrate to the bay this time of year.  The success though is tied to the light, the wind velocity and direction, and the tide.  The wind velocity within a range of 5 to 12 miles an hour is really good and the direction between SW and SE keeps the birds taking off and landing in your direction.  As for the tide, in order to get the birds that feed in the bay close enough for better camera close-ups - the gulls, the pelicans, the terns, the cormorant, and especially the Osprey - the tide needs to be at the high point so that water deep enough to allow fishing in close to the camera position.

On this day I had the pleasure of fellow photographers Ken Coleman and Steve Mahurin joining me.  The company was good and there a lot to shoot.  I have included a map with red X's to indicate a couple of the best locations, and if you click on the 'Map This' button above Google Map has map pins inserted for my camera position for each photo.  If the pins seem to be all in one location, it is because I have the brakes set on my chair.

Seabrook Osprey et all on 1/11/12

AubreyC

Photographing birds and the general surrounds while sitting on the edg ...

Updated: Jun 06, 2014 12:31am PST

Jacob_012111 and Sony G 70-400 zoom : First test of the rental Sony G series 70-400mm zoom.  Pictures of Jacob shot indoors with flash at a distance of about 15 feet.  Details below photo.  All photos with the exception of cropping and one that had exposure adjust were converted as they came out of the camera.  Next I did pre-parametric editing in ACR and post-processing using CS5 as described in the comments below each picuture.

Jacob_012111 and Sony G 70-400 zoom

AubreyC

First test of the rental Sony G series 70-400mm zoom. Pictures of Jac ...

Updated: Jun 03, 2014 11:59am PST

Lake "G" Watercraft : Most photos and videos in this gallery were shot (hand-held) using a Sony Alpha NEX camera. All of the "mega-ZOOM shots" were taken (July 2013 & after) with my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera (hand-held, NO tripod).

Lake Goodwin (Lake "G") is a beautiful body of water covering 535 acres, with 5.4 miles of shoreline, located in Snohomish County, Washington. It is in the Seven Lakes area northwest of Seattle. Lake Goodwin is the largest and most popular lake of the Seven Lakes community. Rainbow Trout, Large/Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, and Pumpkinseed Sunfish can be found in the lake. Ducks, Cormorants, Blue Heron, Lake Otters, Racoons, Rabbits, Deer, and other wildlife live around the lake. Seagulls, Bald Eagles, and other birds can be seen from time to time in the sky above. Except for "summer water sports" and the annual July 4th. boat parade/fireworks, Lake Goodwin is a quiet and peaceful place.

Lake "G" Watercraft

BIG-Dude-Productions

Most photos and videos in this gallery were shot (hand-held) using a S ...

Updated: May 03, 2014 6:04pm PST

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