I am thinking this little sparrow out on the Kennebunk Plains is a Savannah Sparrow, despite the lack of yellow in the eyebrow. Juvinile perhaps? Mostly I like the setting…the bird posted up on the old tree against the lovely bokeh of the field behind.
Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3 EV. 1/400th @ f4 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr.
Before he stood up on the twig in the foreground, this is the pose where I originally saw the Chipmunk at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells Maine the other day. He had seen me eating my apple, and was completely aware I was there, and aware of what I was doing.
Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV. 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 1250. Processed in Polarr.
The Red Squirrels at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells Maine just would not leave me alone. They insisted that I keep taking their pictures…striking poses, making faces, anything to keep my attention. So, of course, I had to oblige. Was forced to. Could not help myself.
Sony RX10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV. 1/200th @ f4 @ ISO 1600. Processed in Polarr.
There is a great scurry and fuss among the chipmunk clan this week. Evidently it occurred to them all at once that it is time to get serious about laying in the winter cache. They are everywhere in the forest, gleaning everything that might sustain them in the months ahead. This fellow paused in his efforts to take a look at me as I ate an apple after my walk at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells Maine. I think he was hoping for some of the core.
Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV. 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 1000. Processed in Polarr.
I took my ebike down along Rt 9 as far as the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters to see how fall is happening. While at Rachel Carson I walked the short loop trail behind the buildings out along the bluff above the junction of Branch Brook and the Merriland River. There were lots of Red Squirrels, very busy with laying in winter supplies. I caught this one perched less than 15 feet from me.
Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. -.3EV. 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 1000. Processed in Polarr and TouchRetouch (there was a foreground twig running right up across the body.)
I like Chipmunks. They are cute and industrious and not much bother in the yard…and they are especially cute when caught in the field and forest. This one was on the banks of the Mousam River at Old Falls when I visited over the weekend to check the fall foliage. Old Falls is one of my favorite places to photograph in the fall. The chipper was a consolation prize as the leaves have just started to turn along the river.
Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 1000. (And that is pretty good image quality at ISO 1000!) Processed in Polarr.
I took my ebike out to Old Falls on the Mousam River, just checking the fall color. Not yet. But while there I was watching this Spotted Sandpiper dance along the rocks at the top of the falls when, suddenly, it dove into the water below the rock, and proceeded to swim in the churning eddy for a minute or more before taking off to a sunny rock on the far shore…where it resumed “normal” Spotted Sandpiper behavior. I have never seen the like. I did not know Spotted Sandpipers could swim…let alone did swim. If you know Spotted Sandpipers and have seen this behavior (or have read about it somewhere) please let me know in the comments. 🙂
Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. 1/250th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed in Polarr.
Sony Rx10iii at 24mm equivalent. In-camera HDR. Nominal exposure: 1/30th @ ISO 500 @ f2.4. Processed in Polarr.
Sony Rx10iii at 70mm equivalent. In-camera HDR. Processed in Polarr and TouchRetouch (some out of focus grass in the foreground).