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Posts tagged “parrots

New Long Lens

So I finally broke down and invested in a decent long lens.  Yesterday, I came home for lunch and it was sitting on the porch…my brand new Zuiko 70-300mm tele zoom.  So I brought it to work to try it out…

Petrie-Baby Red Belly Parrot

Bailey-Blue and Gold Macaw

Nina-Congo African Grey

It was nice to be able to stand back away from the birds enough that they didn’t get nervous about me, and still be able to get nice, tight shots. 

Later in the evening, while sitting in the living room, we could see the Big Pine fire flaring up pretty intensely.  It was dark, but I got this shot…

Big Pine Fire

Pretty intense fire.  I live about 8 miles from Big Pine, and still managed a shot like this with only a 300mm lens.  I think we got pretty lucky…

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Morning Rain

I woke up extra early this morning, anticipating some early  cloud coverage and a spectacular sunrise.  I was half right… It was pouring down rain and the clouds were so thick you couldn’t even tell sunrise happened until the sun was well above the mountains.  But storm fronts are cool whether rain or snow, so I went out and shot for an hour or two before work…

I went straight to work after shooting a few scenics, and took a couple of animal pictures, to round out the day…

Bailey-Blue and Gold Macaw

Nina

Chinchilla Closeup

And an obligatory water-macro-abstract-thing…

Yup...water...

It’s nice to be getting shots, even if they aren’t the ones I had hoped for…

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I Got a New Lens…

Yup.  I broke down and got a good lens.  I picked up a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG Macro lens.  I got a new flash, too.  I picked up an Olympus FL-36 hotshoe flash and a bounce shield.  I’ve been having fun…

My Baby Girl

"Let There Be Light!"

Bailey Preening

Nina Glaring

I actually got this lens and flash unit in anticipation of road cruising this summer.  I can’t WAIT to find some snakes this year…

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Lucky Capture

I was snapping pictures of the parrots at work the other day, and managed this lucky catch of Bailey, the Blue and Gold Macaw, dropping a piece of almond shell.  I didn’t even notice the little piece of shell in mid-air until I uploaded it to the computer…

bailey-dropping-shell1

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Parrots from Work

Took a couple more pictures of some friends of mine from work.  The Blue & Gold Macaw is named “Bailey”.  The last time I took pictures of him, he tried to kill my camera.  This time, he almost seemed to mug for it.  It’s almost like he recognized the attention he was getting and started posing instead of trying to eat my camera.

Anyhow…

f/4.5; 1/125; ISO 100

f/4.5; 1/125; ISO 100

f/5.2; 1/180; ISO 100

f/5.2; 1/180; ISO 100

f/5.1; 1/180; ISO 100

f/5.1; 1/180; ISO 100

Thanks for looking and as always, any comments are greatly appreciated!!


Random Pictures…

I posted these before, but my dumb ass finally figured out how to view my EXIF data in my files.  Actually, I’m lying…I didn’t figure anything out…someone told me…

Yea, yea…so I’m not so bright sometimes…

Anyhow…I wanted to re-post these photos with the attached EXIF data.  Enjoy!

f/5.3; 1/60; ISO 100

f/5.3; 1/60; ISO 100

f/5.6; 1/80; ISO 100

f/5.6; 1/80; ISO 100

f/5.5; 1/80; ISO 400

f/5.5; 1/80; ISO 400

Thanks for Looking, and as always…any input is greatly appreciated!