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.

Bald Eagle Fly-By @ Blackwater NWR

A series of 3 images of a close Bald Eagle Fly-By taken at the Blackwater NWR in Maryland. I was using a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV. I shot a series of images as it flew by me but I only used a few images here with the wings up. I seem to see more Bald Eagles at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge near Cambridge Maryland than any of the other National Wildlife Refuges near me. I also read somewhere that it has the largest population of Bald Eagles in the Northeast.

Bald Eagle Fly-By, 400mm f/4 DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Bald Eagle Winging Away, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens , 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV

Little Blue Heron FlyBy

Another close flyby bird image. This time a Little Blue Heron photographed the same day as my previous post. Image taken at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville New Jersey. Image taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens on a Canon 20D.

Osprey Fly-By At Brigantine

I was going through images from a previous trip to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge near Oceanville, NJ. This is a series of images of an Osprey that flew fairly close by me with nesting material. I was out of the car & on the Wildlife Drive which enabled me to follow the Osprey as it flew by. All images were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV.

Osprey FlyBy, 400mm Canon DO lens, Canon 1DmkIV
Osprey FlyBy, 400mm Canon DO lens, Canon 1DmkIV

Common Mergansers From Brigantine

A couple of images of Female Common Mergansers taken years ago at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville NJ. Both were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV body.

White Ibis Foraging For A Meal

These images are from a trip to J.N. Ding Darling NWR a few years ago. We were walking early in the morning along the Wildlife Drive looking for birds that might be feeding in the water channels along the Drive. We came upon this White Ibis in the one of the channels. It did not take long before it found a meal. Images taken with a Canon 1D mkIV, 400mm Canon DO lens & Canon 1.4X Teleconverter.

Looking For Breakfast
Breakfast Is Served!

Mergansers Swim-By In Late Afternoon Warm Light

I was going through some of my Backup Drives to clean-up unneeded files & found this 2 image panorama of 4 Mergansers swimming by in the warm late afternoon light at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale NJ. The image was taken with a Canon 1D mkIV with a 400mm DO lens with a Canon 1.4X Teleconverter .

Osprey Flying Towards Nest

I photographed this Osprey years ago at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. I was going through & cleaning up old hard drives and found images from this trip. We liked to watch & photograph the Ospreys flying to and from the Osprey Platforms along the Drive. This image was from one of our early trips there in July 2006. Back then I was using a 400mm Canon DO lens on a Canon 1D mkII that shot with a 8 megapixel sensor for a 24 meg file at ~8 fps . In today’s world that seems low-res and slow! But it did a pretty good job back then. But you could open the files quite a bit bigger and hold fine detail if you used Adobe Camera Raw and set the parameters for larger prints or severe cropping. Image taken @ f/10, 1/1000 sec, ISO 320.

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