Male Northern Cardinal

When I started taking bird photos, the cardinals were strangely elusive, somehow always staying just far enough back that I couldn’t get a decent picture. Since then, I bought a ground blind (affiliate link), which allowed me to get even closer. The next thing was to get a cardinal in a snowstorm, which I had the chance to do this week.

Feed Me!


A robin feeding the little ones outside my house.

Nikon D100 dSLR, Sigma 70-300 zoom, Raw processing in Capture One.

Saturday Visitor

Yesterday we had a hawk in the back yard. I grabbed my camera and 600mm catadioptric lens and snapped a couple pictures.hawk-lawn

It started out on the lawn, then flew up into one of the trees. After watching for a while, we realized that it was eating something.


Hawk -DSC_9222

Downloading the pictures and zooming in, I discovered it was some sort of snake, probably a garter snake. Hawk -DSC_9224

I have seen a few snakes, around, but not very often.

All shots are on a Nikon D100 with a Vivitar Series One 600mm Catadioptric (mirror) lens. Raw processing in Capture One.