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Ron W

Member Since 14 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:28 PM
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Aerial Showdown

Yesterday, 01:06 PM

This is a pretty bad image for all the right reasons, far away, bad light, and so on. As soon as I saw this black vulture land on a tree limb about 100 feet from the eagle's nest. I knew that the eagle would not allow that. And he/she didn't. Since this image was very dark, I decided to try running it through Aurora HDR software. It helped a little bit.


Stare-down

13 January 2019 - 09:08 AM

This bird and its mate are still sitting on eggs, which were allegedly laid on Christmas Day. Activity has been slow to non-existent, but will pick up when the eggs hatch.

 

D850

Nikkor 200-500 lens


Sandhill Crane Mating Ritual

09 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

I went out this morning to photograph the eagles. While there, I watched these sandhill cranes going through their mating ritual of picking up small sticks and tossing them into the air, after which they both vaulted into the air and pounced on the stick. In this image you can see an air plant that they've tossed into the air. I have some shots of them tossing a small stick into the air, I'll post them later on this thread.

 

 

D850

Nikkor 200-500VR lens


Sandhill Crane Portrait

06 January 2019 - 02:50 PM

Had fun yesterday watching 2 pairs of these Sandhill Cranes trying to out-squawk the other. Lasted for a long time.

 

 

 

 

D850

Nikkor 200-500 lens


Gear Down and Locked

06 January 2019 - 01:07 PM

Something about the posture of this eagle reminds me of a WWII fighter aircraft.

 

D850

Nikkor 200-500 VR lens