Thursday, April 28, 2016

Some Woodys

When I arrived  Saturday, at Garret Mountain ,,we did not have to travel far to enjoy the chorus of the harbinger of spring the Wood Thrush.

Soon others Thrush species will arrive such as Veery,Swainsons and the sought after Gray Cheeked /Bicknells..


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Pine Warblers

Had a decent day with some good light ,,,,a minor nuance though metering difficulty on some of the Yellows of Pine Warblers...

I was quite upset considering I had only about 3 keepers out of about 1000 shots ..




 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Blue Day Gray Day

Our annual Easter Pilgrimage to Connecticut featured some Eastern Bluebirds on territory,,although I searching for some Pine Warblers ,,it was a a little early for there arrival due to unfavorable winds.

Sunlight was at a minimum so we had to deal with higher ISO along with low shutter speeds.

Eastern Bluebird Male.





Saturday, March 12, 2016

March Warm up

This Winter has not been stellar in the low temp range with an average of 5 to 20 agrees above average it certainly makes the winter blues seem a little more easing.

I finally got out with my scope starting Friday with some Merlin action.

Getting a Merlin was very exiting considering it was my first shot at  Digiscoping one.
Robins came in numbers too with a few close ups available.


Fox Sparrow is a nemesis for me and they always seem to elude but I did get a decent one.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Olympus OMD-EM1

I recently exchanged my Panasonic GH4 for for the Olympus OMD-EM1.

Since Video is not my forte it was a wise decision ,,
The Olympus OMD-EM1 has no low pass filter so out of Cam shots are pretty sharp image wise quality.
Although this camera is a bit dated released Aug 2013 it is not much behind the Gh4 released in early 2014.
Another part of my Camera arsenal is the Panasonic GX8 which cut down my parting pain with the GH4..







I did a test with some yard Birds with the Olympus with cloudy conditions and it did pretty good,although I still have to work on the settings which are totally different from the Panasonic models.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

#Hackensack River Eagles,,

Now that New Jerseys Bald Eagle population is doing very well ,,,we don't have to travel very far to capitalize on some sightings.
Johnson Park which sits on the banks of the tidal section of the Hackensack River is a reliable spot for an adult pair and occasional juveniles..
Being that these Eagles were about 70 to 100 feet distance they came out decent.

I manged to get some captures from my car tripod set-up with a few branch obstacles.







 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

I managed to get in some Digiscoping at the Barnegat Jetty before the true chill of January settles in ..

Although do to low lighting and brisk winds I managed to muscle it out with no Hangover from the festivity's.

Harlequin Ducks were the main Showcase although they were plenty of Dunlin,and Purple Sandpipers around.