Blue Dasher Dragonflies

Dragonfly season will soon be ending but here are a series of Blue Dasher Dragonfly images from a series of different outings. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens on a Canon 1D mkIV, @f/8, 1/400 sec.

Blue Dasher Female, Canon 400mm DO lens, f/11, Fill Flash for Detail, Canon 1D mkIV
Blue Dasher Male, 300mm lens, 1.4x Teleconverter, Canon 7D, @ f/11
Blue Dasher Male, Canon 400mm DO lens, f/11, Fill Flash for Detail, Canon 1D mkIV @f/11
Blue Dasher Male, Canon 300mm lens, 1.4x Teleconverter for 420mm, @ f/16, Canon R

Black Skimmer FlyBys & Skimming @ Brigantine Division

A series of images of Black Skimmers flying and skimming from previous trips to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, NJ. The Featured image was taken with a Canon 1D mkIV with a 400mm DO lens & 1.4x Teleconverter

Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, 1D mkIV
Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV

Wood Stork Fly-By At J.N. Ding Darling NWR

A Wood Stork fairly close Fly-By along the Wildlife Drive at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Florida. Images here were taken years ago with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a Canon 7D and a 300-800mm Sigma lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1DmkIII. The Wood Stork is a large American wading bird in the family Ciconiidae (storks), the only member of the family to breed in North America. It was formerly called the “Wood Ibis”, though it is not an Ibis. The Wood Stork is 59.1-68.9 inches tall so it stands out among other birds when roosting among other birds . They fly with their neck and legs outstretched but tend to perch with the neck drawn in, giving them a hump backed appearance. Wood Storks are entirely white save for their black flight feathers and tail. Their head is not feathered and has a scaly bald look.

Wood Stork Fly By, 400mm DO lens, Canon 7D
Wood Stork roosting on tree branch, 300-800mm Sigma lens with 1.4x Teleconverter, 1120mm, Canon 1D mkIII,
Wood Stork Roosting with Spoonbills Showing Wood Stork’s Large Size Compared to Roseate Spoonbills which are also fairly large. Image taken with a 300-800mm Sigma lens, Canon 1D mkIII

Immature White Ibis @ J.N. Ding Darling NWR

There are lots of photo opportunities along the Wildlife Drive at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. I was photographing this Immature White Ibis in one of the water channels along the Drive. It was foraging for a meal and had success multiple times.

Immature White Ibis Foraging, Ding Darling Wildlife Drive, Canon 400mm DO lens, Canon 7D
Immature White Ibis Foraging, Ding Darling Wildlife Drive, Canon 400mm DO lens, Canon 7D

Great Egret Close Fly-By At J.N. Ding Darling NWR

I am going through my backup drives to clear out unneeded files and to make room for backing up recent files. I came across a drive with a lot of images from a trip to J.N. Ding Darling NWR in Florida many years ago that I never used. This is a series of 2 images of a Great Egret. The Featured image is a very close fly-by of the Great Egret taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV.

Great Egret with meal, 400mm DO lens, Canon 7D

Ospreys In Flight At Blackwater NWR

I am going through images I had not had time to post when I was working. Being retired now I am catching up on images that I wanted to post. These Osprey images are from a previous trip to the Blackwater NWR years ago. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a Canon 7D.

Osprey Heading Towards Me, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Osprey In Flight – Blackwater NWR, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Osprey In Flight – Blackwater NWR, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII

Common Terns At Brigantine

I usually do not photograph some of the smaller birds I see at Wildlife Refuges. Usually they are far off in the distance or are very skittish and fly off. On this trip to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR these Common Terns were more cooperative. All images here were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 2X Teleconverter on a Canon 1DmkIV. The last image in the series was actually a panorama shot as it was flying right at me and I wanted to get the right wingtip in also. So I quickly shot a series of images hoping to get the right wingtip in also for my final pano image.

Common Tern, 400mm Canon DO lens, 2X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Common Tern, 400mm Canon DO lens, 2X Teleconverter, 2 Image Flight Panorama, Canon 1D mkIV

Willet FlyBy At Brigantine

As I was photographing birds out in the water at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge this Willet flew close by me. I managed to get a few images as it went by.

Willet FlyBy, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Willet FlyBy, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV

Red-tailed Hawk Images From Brigantine

A series of Red-Tailed Hawk images from a previous trip to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ. I got quite a few images of this hawk which seemed very content to pose for me. Usually they fly off, but I was quite a distance away so it did not fly off. I was using a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1DmkIV.

Bald Eagle Flying Away at Sunrise

A series of images of a Bald Eagle flying away from me early in the morning after sunrise at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. All images were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter with a Canon 1D mkIV Camera.

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