Black-capped Chickadee: Roger’s Pond Park, Kennebunk, Maine, USA, May 2023 — We had a few hours of sunshine yesterday early so I took my new Olympus OM-1 and 100-400mm zoom out for some “field” practice. So far most of my photos have been from the back deck door or from my backyard photo blind. I need to know how the camera works in less controlled environment. 🙂 Not much going on at Roger’s Pond. I always hope for the pair of Eagles that is often see there…well, more often not seen there…but sometimes seen there. Not yesterday. And no ducks in the river. I had to make do with chickadees and titmice. This Chickadee was working a nest cavity low on a big maple. Olympus OM-1 and 100-400mm zoom at 1600mm equivalent (with digital tele-converter). Program mode with my evolving custom bird modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 320 @ f6.3 @ 1/500th. Minus .7EV.
Immature Black-necked Stork: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India, March 2023 — Not our first Black-necked Stork, but considerably closer than the ones we saw from the road on our way to Bharatpur. This is an immature bird. We saw a LOT of immature birds of many species at Keoladeo. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 125 @ f4 @ 1/500th.