Daily Archives: May 1, 2024

Maine Landscape

Trout Lily (Adder’s Tongue, Yellow Dog Tooth Violet), Emmon’s Preserve, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA. July 2024 — One of the first wildflowers of spring in Southern Maine. OM Systems OM-1 with M.Zuiko 12-45 f4 Pro at 40mm equivalent. Program mode with in-camera HDR. Processed in Photomator.

Florida! Mass lift-off

Great and Snowy Egrets: Blackpoint Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Florida, January 2024 — When you see this number of birds in a group all looking the same direction as in the top shot, you know a mass lift-off might be coming soon. And indeed it happened…but so fast that I did not even get my eye to the viewfinder. I just pointed the camera and held the shutter button down. 🙂 I am happy to have gotten anything at all. OM System OM-1 with M.Zuiko 100-400IS zoom at 372mm and 300mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom bird modifications. Processed in Photomator and assembled in FrameMagic.

Maine! Her Majesty flys

Red-tailed Hawk: York County, Maine, USA, April 2024 — I spent a long time waiting for Her Majesty to leave her perch when I encountered her along one of my favorite birding trails across the marshes. It took her a long time to decide that the hunting might be better from another perch. I had the camera set for flight and I would hold it on her on the perch, waiting, watching the strong off-shore wind buffet her, for as long as I could hold it up…then I would put it down to give my arms a rest…then back up and waiting some more. Finally it happened, and I caught it 🙂 Again, harsher light than I would have preferred, but otherwise a very cooperative bird. OM-System OM-1Mkii with M.Zuiko 100-400IS zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds in flight and action modifications. Processed in Photomator and Apple Photos.