Archive for February, 2012

Barred Owl

February 6, 2012

A Barred Owl (Strix varia) playing peek-a-boo from high a-top an evergreen tree. I spotted this beautiful bird during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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As you can see, my view of the bird was backlighted by the Sun and somewhat obstructed by the tree. When I started moving to get a better look, the bird flew away from its perch and headed into the forest — end of photo opportunity!

Tech Tips: The lens of my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 camera was set on maximum telephoto (600 mm). The photo was cropped and adjusted using Apple “Aperture,” a professional-grade tool for organizing and adjusting photos.

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

Bald Eagles

February 4, 2012

A couple of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perching in a tree several hundred yards from my location along the “Blue Trail” at Pohick Bay Regional Park.

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Tech Tips: The lens of my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 camera was set on maximum telephoto (600 mm). The photo was cropped and adjusted using Apple “Aperture,” a professional-grade tool for organizing and adjusting photos.

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

Great Blue Heron

February 2, 2012

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This photo was taken soon after the passing of a strong cold front — in a matter of minutes the surface of the water morphed from a reflective glass mirror to the chop shown below.

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Tech Tips: The original raw image (RW2) was cropped and adjusted using Apple “Aperture,” and exported as a high resolution JPG image.

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com


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