On April 12 I went to Noxubee Refuge for the "Eagle Walk". Several members of our local Audubon Society set up scopes so that attendees could see the eagle nest with 3 eaglets in it. One of our members recently bought a Canon 500 mm lens and 1.4X extender and I used it with my 5D Mk II for a short time before we left. Those are the last 3. The rest of the photos in the gallery were made with my "little" Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Panasonic 100 - 300mm lens. The nest is about 200 yards from the road so they are hugely cropped.
I only saw one alligator and photographed some pink dogwood blossoms and wild azaleas.
Spotlighting some of my favorite enhanced and PhotoArt images from the past few years.
Slideshow presentation made with ProShow Producer from http://www.photodex.com/proshow
(The less expensive ProShow Gold is very similar and I used it for years before upgrading.)
Jane Godfrey and I went to Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge June 4th hoping to find some interesting critters to photograph. The highlight of the day was a group of 8 deer seen from the Goose Overlook, and I have quite a few photos of them. We saw 3 gators but only one was photographable. There were large numbers of egrets as there is a rookery in the cypress trees in Bluff Lake which provides a nesting place for thousands of mostly great, snowy and cattle egrets, but also a good number of great blue herons and little blue herons.
A few snowy egrets posed for us, and we saw and tried to photograph the many cattle egrets flying over our heads into the trees behind us to get nesting material and then going back to the rookery with the sticks. They were flying too fast so I only got a few decent shots of them. I made 4 videos (after the photos, at the end of the gallery) of the egrets in the rookery and in the air.
The deer were photographed with my Canon 7D and 100 - 400 mm lens. I used the Olympus OM-D with the Panasonic 100 - 300 mm lens for all the other photos and the videos of the rookery.
The May 3 - 4 reunion was a blast! Everyone had a wonderful time and said it was the best reunion EVER! I didn't get to make many photos as I was helping with various things. My friend Jane Godfrey made a few of these with my camera. There are 2 movies of Bennett Chotard's "sing along" which we all enjoyed.
Another enjoyable boat ride up the Tenn-Tom Waterway on a cool but windy day. The stabilization in the Olympus OM-D got a good workout in the choppy water! I photographed several species of birds and activity at the port in Clay County where salt was being unloaded from a barge. All photos made with the Panasonic 100 - 300 mm telephoto lens.
Photos of canvasback & ring-necked ducks, grebes, ring-billed gull and cormorants flying, & American white pelicans at the Waterway, and geese and hooded merganser ducks at Prairie Waters Lake. Canon 7D and 100 - 400 lens at the Waterway and Olympus OM-D at Prairie Waters. Most photos made from long distances and cropped heavily.