Posts in Category: Sony A6700 with Tamron 50-400Di iii

Colorado! Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City, Colorado, USA, July 2024 — I did not see a lot of birds at RMANWR yesterday, but enough. Three Kingbirds posed in a dead and downed snag at the Gun Club Pond. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird and wildlife modifications. Processed in Photomator.

Colorado! Handsome and he knows it…

Mule Deer: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City, Colorado, USA, July 2024 — We took the granddaughters to RMANWR yesterday to see the Bison, and whatever else we could see. This handsome Mule Deer Buck was bedded down for the heat of the day in the shade of a cottonwood right beside the road. This is a shot from the passenger seat through the open driver’s window. Notice the antlers are still in velvet. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 172mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird and wildlife modifications. Animal subject recognition. Processed in Photomator.

Colorado! Finch in the linden

House Finch: Centennial, Colorado, USA, July 2024 — The tribe of House Finches in Centennial seem to be doing well. This female is enjoying a linden berry from one of the ornamental trees in my daughter’s culdesac. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird and wildlife modifications. Bird subject detection. Processed in Photomator.

Colorado! Centennial Hare

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit: Centennial, Colorado, USA, July 2024 — Centennial is home to a variable population of Eastern Cottontail…despite my fanciful title. Last year at this time they were everywhere…on lawns, in parks around schools, in the medians of suburban streets. This year we have seen only two, but this one was right in the little lawn patches of the culdesac where my daughter lives in the late afternoon. My granddaughter came running to find me because it was actually in the front yard patch of her house, but it had moved a yard over by the time I got there with my camera. Still, a very cooperative rabbit. She wanted to get it a carrot, but grandpa said no. It deserved a carrot, but that is the way bad habits are formed…both in rabbits and granddaughters. 🙂 Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving birds and wildlife modifications. Animal subject detection. Processed in Photomator.

New Mexico! Looking at me

Rock Squirrel: Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. July 2024 — Clearly a nursing mother Rock Squirrel out for a snack and a break from nursing. She was very aware of me but not all that concerned. She evidently has dealt with photographers before. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird and wildlife modifications. Animal subject recognition. Processed in Photomator.

New Mexico! light and shadow

Pine Siskin: Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, July 2024 — The Pine Siskins were active this year at Randall Davey when I visited. This pair posed nicely on a cut-off limb in the dappled shade at the center of the garden. I am impressed by how naturally these scenes were rendered by the camera, considering the challenging light situation. They received no special treatment in post processing. In the first they are apparently having a serious conversation, and the second looks like a “dare you jump” scenario…but then that is just me projecting. 🙂 Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Photomator.

Colorado! Pearly

Pearly Crescent: Centennial, Colorado, July 2024 — I am not seeing many birds in the suburban Denver neighborhood where my daughter and her family live, but the butterflies have been interesting. There are lots of little flower plots in yards and as part of the landscaping of the developments, so there is lots to attract butterflies. This is a Pearly Crescent. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving birds and wildlife modifications. Insect subject recognition. Processed in Photomator.

New Mexico! Intension

Black-chinned Hummingbird: Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 2024 — The western counterpart of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird we get in Maine, the Black-chinned Hummingbird is energetic and graceful. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving action modifications. Processed in Photomator.

Colorado! Bushtits

American Bushtit: Centennial, Colorado, July 2024 — I went out the door in Centennial to walk to the store yesterday morning and was surrounded by a small flock of American Bushtits in the shrubs and trees of the culdesac. So I had to go back in and get my camera. Certainly a bird we don’t see in Maine. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird and wildlife modifications. Processed in Photomator.

Denver! Two-tailed

Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail: Centennial, Colorado, July 2024 — I went for a short walk around the neighborhood yesterday afternoon in the Denver heat to see if any birds were out and about. They weren’t, but I caught this Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail visiting the Day Lilies in the entry-way plantings of one of the many housing developments that make up this part of Centennial. Perhaps the largest and most colorful of the western swallowtails, this one was diving deep in the lilies after nectar. It was very active and hard to keep in the frame. Sony a6700 with Tamron 50-400 Di iii VC zoom at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my evolving bird and wildlife modifications. Insect subject recognition. Processed in Photomator.