Black Butte Ranch 5 Sep 2015

September 05, 2015  •  2 Comments

I enjoyed great views of a variety of birds this morning at Black Butte Ranch. Among them were a dozen or more WESTERN TANAGER, swarms of PINE SISKIN, LESSER GOLDFINCH, a WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and a seemingly imperturbable juvenile COOPER'S HAWK who's arrival spooked every other bird in the area.  17 Images


WESTERN TANAGER:

Question: How do you eat a bee successfully? Answer: Head first! PINE SISKIN:

LESSER GOLDFINCH:

WILLOW FLYCATCHER:

COOPER'S HAWK:


My eBird Checklist can be found here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24899495


Comments

jack williamson
Hi Brandyn,

Thank you for the kind comments!
I use a Nikon D4 camera body, with 500 mm f.4 Lens, on a monopod for most of my bird photography.
I almost always shoot in manual mode and find myself in the zone (able to concentrate on composition) when conditions permit shutter speeds in excess of 1/1000th of second, when ISO is set to 800 or lower, at f-stops between 5.3 to 6.3.

Best,

- Jack
BrandynSix(non-registered)
Hey, thanks again for posting your amazing photos. I always find joy reading your posts and even more joy observing the great quality pictures! What style camera body do you use?
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