Nubian Giraffes: Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — coming up fast on my very last shots from our August trip to Uganda. These three youngsters were not terribly concerned that we were among them. Such handsome creatures. Sony Rx10iv at 517mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 640 @ f4 @ 1/500th.
Eastern Bluebird: Kennebunk, Maine, USA, March 2023 — Yesterday I shared three of our faithful feeder birds…three shots taken during our March snow storm. It would not be fair to our other faithful friends, our Bluebirds, not to give them their due. Right now we have at least 5 bluebirds coming each day for mealworms: our pair of nesting adults and 3 of last year’s young. Sometimes they are all sitting on various perches on our deck at the same time. I have, of course, way too many photos of them, but they are very photogenic. They pose and posture and are always doing something interesting. These storm photos are proof. It was wet snow and you can see the wet in their feathers. And the young bird seems totally mystified, or maybe just offended by March, that this white stuff is falling from the sky and landing on him. I mean! Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.