San Angelo State Park images


Ann and I went to the park Friday morning  just to spend a few quiet hours.  I especially wanted to try out a new toy.  I purchased a “Puffin’ Pad”.  It is a unique foam cushioned pad that fits over the glass when you roll your driver’s side (or passenger) window down.  Great for resting a long lens or a spotting scope when shooting from your vehicle.  I bought it from http://www.adorama.com.

Besides from getting these snapshots, we saw another Porcupine up in a tree.  This time I couldn’t get close for a shot because of a fence.  I walked up and down the fence-line but couldn’t find a vantage point where I could get a bead on it.  The Bullock’s Oriole was on a feeder at near one of the park hosts’ motor home.  All photos were captured with my Canon 7D

  • Common Nighthawk
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter – hand-held
  • 1/2500 sec. @ f5.6 minus 1/3 EV
  • ISO 1250
  • Shutter Priority
  • Partial metering

  • Bullock’s Oriole
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter – hand-held
  • 1/2500 sec. @ f5.6
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter Priority
  • Partial metering

  • Brown-crested Flycatcher
  • Canon 100-400mm IS zoom lens
  • 1/2000 sec. @ f6.3  plus 1/3 EV
  • ISO 1250
  • Shutter Priority
  • Partial metering

We also saw several Mississippi Kites flying and diving for insects.  They were the first that we have seen this year.  I tried to get some photos of them in flight, but with their erratic maneuvers I wasn’t up to it….. this time.  But, I’ll be back. 🙂