it’s working; kind of.

They’re looking pretty rough around the edges but the Gulls have returned and are up for posing. its excellent practice to take photos of them as they are slow flying while into the wind and flaming rockets with the wind to their backs. The rough feathers don’t seem to slow them down.

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not a creature is stirring.

Distance is a factor as well, I regularly attempt to reach out way too far to capture an image. I was looking at the new Canon 800mm prime lens, but I could accomplish the same results if I were to wait for them to get in range or I suppose I could move closer

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tasks in the wind.

I’m satisfied doin’ what I’m doin’ with zero pressure and not stressing about selling “stuff”. In the meantime I will continue educating myself about the Photoshop suite of applications and taking photographs when the critters are ready.

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birds, composition and wildfires

It is terribly dry this year, when it gets like this the atmosphere sucks moisture out of the air and fauna. The entire state is now golden brown setting up to be a tinder box. However I have noticed that a number of arsonist have been arrested already this year. I wonder if the wild fire season was called early to prompt them to set out into the woods with

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I bought photoshop.

Isn’t that the way of it starting a new adventure with little if any idea of what the product is capable of; I find myself in this spot regularly. On the flip side of that coin it’s as I’ve told my kids “That’s the way we learn.”

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patience

Track/Focus/Snap, the only missing ingredient is Patience; grab a cup of coffee, your binoculars and camera then settle in for what may be a long wait.

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hawks on poles not allowed.

So no more pole sitters unless it is an irresistible opportunity catching the Hawk in an interesting position. I have found myself nearly obsessed with Hawks of all species. I have several images of them flying however I need to practice. My goal is once again to take pictures not needing editing, I aim for detailed pictures of Hawks, practice, practice, practice.

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5 hawks

The trick is filling the birds in with the details, they rarely co-operate with the plans I make for them.

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