Some images from March, 2012

I haven’t been able to get out and about as much as I would like to lately. However, here is a (rather eclectic) assortment of images taken during March, 2012.

Texas Bluebonnets heralding Spring.
Canon 7D with Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens. f18 at 1/25 second - hand-held. ISO 400.

 

Ranch-road bridge after the storm, near Chappell Hill, Texas.
Canon 30D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f11 at 1/25 second. ISO 400.

 

Two Curves - near Chappell Hill, Texas.
Canon 7D with Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens. f11 at 1/40 second. ISO 250.

 

Bradford Pear trees and barn. Great Smoky Mountains foothills - Tennessee.
Canon 7D with Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens. f11 at 1/320 second. ISO 200.

 

More Bradford Pear trees. Great Smoky Mountains foothills - Tennessee.
Canon 30D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f11 at 1/100 second. ISO 640.

 

Barn signage. Great Smoky Mountains foothills - Tennessee.
Canon 30D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f11 at 1/160 second. ISO 640.

 

Barn. Great Smoky Mountains foothills - Tennessee.
Canon 7D with Canon EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens. f11 at 1/200 second. ISO 200.

 

Back in Texas - between Anahuac and High Island.
Canon 30D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f14 at 1/500 second - hand-held. ISO 250.

 

Red-winged Blackbird on papyrus plant in our yard (I am a bird lover after all).
Canon 7D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f5.6 at 1/250 second. ISO 400.

 

Red-winged Blackbird on golden dewdrop plant in our yard.
Canon 30D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f5.6 at 1/80 second. ISO 500.

 

Let’s finish with a series of “baby” images:

What's not to like about babies and their little feet and toes?
Canon 30D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f6.3 at 1/4000 second - don't ask me why ( I had just gone from indoors to outdoors and hadn't adjusted camera settings yet). ISO 800, hand-held. This image has had the background cloned to black for effect - extremely rare that I would alter an image other than standard image processing.

 

Daddy's big toe = baby's foot.
Canon 30D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f8 at 1/320 second - handheld, ISO 1000 .

 

Mother's hand and baby's foot.
Canon 7D with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens. f5 at 1/320 second - handheld. ISO 1600.

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An avian assortment.

Ah, a little free time for me having just completed the draft of my Master of Marine Resources Management Thesis! Typically I like to spend my “discretionary” time outside, often as a birdwatcher; however, it is mid-summer and we are deep in drought so not a lot going on other than “resident” species. Therefore, I have selected an assortment of the bird species I have photographed to share with you. The images were shot either in Australia, Belize, or the USA.

Enjoy!

American White Pelican, USA.

 

American White Pelican, USA.

 

Australian Pelican, Australia.

 

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, USA.

 

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, USA.

 

Black-necked Stilt, USA.

 

Black-necked Stilt, USA.

 

Brown Pelican, USA.

 

Brown Pelican, USA.

 

Brown Pelican, USA.

 

Brown Pelican, USA.

 

Cedar Waxwing, USA.

 

Crested Caracara, USA.

 

Eared Grebe, USA.

 

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, USA.

 

Fork-tailed Flycatcher, USA.

 

Fork-tailed Flycatcher, USA.

 

Graceful Honeyeater, Australia.

 

Greater Yellowlegs, USA.

 

Green Heron, USA.

 

Keel-billed Toucan, Belize.

 

Laughing Gull, USA.

 

Laughing Gull, USA.

 

Long-billed Curlew, USA.

 

Marbled Godwit, USA.

 

Merlin, USA.

 

Northern Jacana, Belize.

 

Northern Jacana, Belize.

 

Osprey, USA.

 

Pied-billed Grebe, USA.

 

Pied-billed Grebe, USA.

 

Purple Gallinule, USA.

 

Rainbow Lorikeet, Australia.

 

Rainbow Lorikeet, Australia.

 

Redhead, USA.

 

Red-winged Blackbird, USA.

 

Ring-necked Duck, USA.

 

Ring-necked Duck, USA.

 

Roseate Spoonbill, USA.

 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, USA.

 

Royal Tern, USA.

 

Sanderling, USA.

 

Sarus Crane, Australia.

 

Sarus Crane, Australia.

 

Scarlet Tanager, USA.

 

Silver Gull, Australia.

 

Silver Gull, Australia.

 

Silvereye, Australia.

 

Snail Kite, Belize.

 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Australia.

 

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Australia.

 

Tricolored Heron, USA.

 

Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australia.

 

Willet, USA.

 

Wood Duck, USA.

 

Wood Duck, USA.

 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, USA.