Wednesday, May 7, 2014
SmugMug Daily Link
I was back at Yates Mill today. I just couldn't resist the allure of seeing the brown-headed nuthatch or indigo bunting again. This time I took my dad's Canon 40D and a Tamron 300mm lens to see if I could get a better shot. I am so disappointed to tell you that basically none of the images I took with dad's camera were any good. The focus with that lens is bad even when I tried to switch to manual focus. I thought I'd give it one more go...last time it didn't perform well either. Thankfully I did take a few pics with my usual camera. The one I posted for my daily originally started out as:
I used Nix Color Efex Pro to adjust the contrast and then used OnOne's Focal Point (Perfect Resize) to enlarge the shot so that I could get away with cropping it quite close.
Although I did see the brown-headed nuthatch and indigo bunting, this green heron caugh the attention of a fellow photographer and bird enthusiasts and soon we were totally into watching him.
I got this nice bluebird shot too. There nest was in a log just to the right of my daily shot. They were coming and going bring worms to their young.
I mentioned before that the pond level at Yates Mill is down due to repair work on the forebay to the water wheel. Here is a picture showing the work that's going on.
One more shot to calm your day...