Out for a drive this morning looking for bald eagles in a spot where a couple had been seen recently. Only found one but it was quite willing to pose while perched on a power pole. Unfortunately I didn’t get any flight shots as when it did take off, it turned around and went away from me.
Scroll down below the image for more photos from the morning drive.
This whitetail deer doe was quite curious about the guy taking her picture. She looked beautiful in the freshly fallen snow just outside of Denver, Colorado.
First images from my new Tamron SP 150-600 mm taken this afternoon. Conditions weren’t very good with overcast skies and it being mid-afternoon but it was good to finally use the new glass. All in all I am very impressed and happy with the results. Looking forward to playing with it more. I shot shutter priority for them all in order to keep the speed up. All images were hand-held – a real trick with this big thing.
This young one was hanging out trying to warm up on a very cold morning this past Sunday. Like most Red Tails, it wasn’t feeling particularly sociable and didn’t let me get too close but I did manage a couple nice shots before it took off. Taken at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Denver, Colorado.
A mule deer doe seems to be a bit upset with my chosen camera angle for this shot. 😉 Taken this past Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado, this lady and two of her friends were hanging out with a nearby buck. It was a cold but sunny morning and the deer were quite active allowing for plenty of photo opportunities. If you are ever in the Denver area, the Arsenal is a ‘must see’ attraction with abundant wildlife, much of which you can see without ever leaving your vehicle.
I saw this little guy yesterday in an area known for hawks but it was cold, windy and snowy so I knew anything I captured would be less than stellar. Today I went back by and there he was, perched on a wire enjoying the (somewhat) milder temperatures and the warming morning sun. American Kestrels are North America’s smallest falcon but as fierce as any raptor.
I am still amazed at how absolutely beautiful these ducks are. This is another shot from my time at a pond that these ducks frequent in the fall. The reflection of the yellow leaves and the duck itself make for a pleasant image.
This was actually more of a touch and go as soon after putting its weight on the branch, this bald eagle realized it was too small to support him. Cloudy skies and poor lighting but the action was top notch. A tip from a good friend alerted me to a pair of eagles hanging out near the South Platte River not far from where I live. I hot-tailed it down there with my son and was not disappointed. This one was hanging out with another and after they left, we hiked some more and found another pair. All-in-all a heck of a great day.
A very cold morning here in the Denver area (15° F or so) and light snow. The deer out at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal were out and about and relatively active despite the cold weather. This buck and a doe were taking it easy and bedded down in some tall grass – keeping a close eye on me though. 😉 He might have escaped unseen were it not for those big antlers stick up!