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I was watching. I love this quote about the morning.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Nikon Df| Nikkor 105mm| SanDisk Digital Film| PS CC 2018
Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
An evening on the lake from my Grebe trip earlier this month.
Nikon Df| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8g| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015
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I spent the week-end with old friends Theresa, Dali, and Alex birding up in Clear Lake. We went to see Grebes, we hoped dancing on the water.
We booked early and Faith kept us abreast of the Grebe situation on the lake on and off up until our booking day. Last week she sent me a text message saying that courting had really slowed down, but she had a surprise. Babies were early and she’d found several pair of Grebes with babies! Did we still want to come up?
Did we still want to come up? OF COURSE WE DID! We’d go to see the chicks alone! We had hoped to get up there again last summer to see Grebe chicks, but there was a huge fire, the drought, add to that predators, well, it all added up to a low number of Grebes and not too many babies so, we didn’t go back up last year. We went this time!
Here’s my favorite image today of the babies and their parents.
Dad had brought the fish, made a perfect transfer of it to Mom, and the chicks were out and exposed from their Mom’s wings peeping their heads off to get that fish! The morning light was lovely, and I managed to keep the shot in focus and made before the boat moved up or down with a swell!
This was such an exciting, wonderful, beautiful sight to see!
We also saw a few dances. We saw Osprey pairs with chicks, and a really pretty sunset among the most notable things we saw this past week-end.
I came home with 1700 images to cull. I’ve made my first pass and deleted about 400 already. I’ll try to break up the posts so I don’t bore you to death with images of Grebes all the time. 🙂
Nikon D700| Nikkor 200-500mm| SunDisk Digital Film|
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I usually check out the sky first thing when I wake up so, this morning when I raised my blinds and saw the Moon with Saturn shining in the cloudy sky I realized they would be lining up high over the lake, and footbridge.
So, I got dressed, grabbed a quick cup of tea, and slice of toast and headed to the lake.
It was still dark when I arrived. The Geese weren’t even up yet! I kept my eye on the sky and clouds. It didn’t look too good when I got down to the lake. The Moon was completely blocked by the clouds, but I hoped for pockets, and breaks and just after dawn the clouds cleared enough.
I used a wide angle lens to be able to capture this whole scene so the Moon, Saturn that little white dot to the right of the Moon, and the fainter Antares below the Moon to the right are really teenie.
I was thrilled there was color this morning too.
This is a single frame processed in Photoshop CS6.
Nikon Df| AF-D Nikkor 24mm f/2.8@ f16| 15seconds| ISO 500| Manual Priority| Tripod|
Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film
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