Another Day on the Trail

I decided to try Palisades West Trail again although I dislike the hike as it goes down to the water and you have to walk back up but it does have a wider array of wildlife.

Mallards

1/1000, f/6.3, ISO 2500, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

Found this Red-Bellied Woodpecker at the bottom of the trail by the waters edge. It took me a bit to find him/her in the trees and had to wait for him/her to move from the back of the tree into the light.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

1/1000, f/6.3, ISO 1400, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

When I see a flying bird, I like to hone my tracking and focusing skills

Black Vulture

1/1250, f/8.0, ISO 500, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

The river is wide where I was standing and I saw this Kingfisher flying in the middle of the river and thought I would take his picture just to see how well my lense worked from that distance on such a small subject.

Belted Kingfisher,

1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 1250, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

I was looking down stream when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed this Great Blue Heron flying by. I was able to quickly track him and get this shot before it flew too far away.

Great Blue Heron

1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 500, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

Red-Tailed Hawk

1/1250, f/8.0, ISO 500, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

Sitting in the middle of the river were these Cormorants sunning themselves.

Double-Crested Cormorant

1/1250, f/6.3, ISO 1000, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

 

equipment list – Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD on a Nikon D610

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