It’s the most wonderful time of the year Part II!
Every bit of free time that I get, I’ve been out shooting more photos, putting me even farther behind in my postings. By a quirk of the calendar, I had three days off for Memorial Day, and shot close to 1,000 photos in those three days. That’s easy to do with the 7D Mk II, even shooting in low-speed burst mode, when there are lots of flying birds around. I’ve been fine tuning my settings, and while I still have a way to go yet, whether I shoot one bird at a time…
…or flocks of medium size birds….
…or small birds in a flock…
…large single birds….
…or single small birds…
…the 7D has a setting to get them all.
The purple martin reminds me of another reason that I’ve been out as much as possible, it’s spring, and spring is the best time of year for birding. The purple martins were a photo life list lifer for me, as were all of the following birds.
That’s nine more species that I’ve gotten photos of, and there may be one or two that I’m forgetting as I type this. Not a bad spring, since I was over 200 species to start with, and there’s still some time left.
Then, there’s the flowers, new one almost every day it seems.
That was a HDR image, even by tweaking in Lightroom, I couldn’t get a shot that looked that good. Which reminds me, I’ve been playing with more HDR images, just to learn the software better.
Nothing special, but I am improving the final images over what the camera could produce in one shot.
More new life is appearing.
The fawn was so young that it could barely walk, so I didn’t press to get a better shot, mom was having a fit as it was.
I’ve been getting better photos of some old favorites.
And, there’s often humorous things that I find to shoot.
Oh, and there’s always new flowers!
Even the insects are beginning to appear.
You know that it’s spring in west Michigan when all the ice is finally off the Great Lakes, and the lighthouses!
After my last (very) lengthy post, I decided to do just photos for the most part for this one, I doubt if any one will mind. 😉
That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!