First Robin of the year


First, I want to thank you for voting for me in the People’s Choice Award in National Wildlife Federation‘s annual photo contest.  I appreciate all the help.  Voting will continue until July 14.  Just click on the above link.

It is strange that it would be June 1st before I would see my first American Robin of the year.  But that is what happened.  We were driving through Spring Creek Park this morning when we came upon three of them.

American Robin

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 100-400mm lens
  • 1/500 sec @ f10 plus 1/3 EV
  • ISO 3200
  • Lens focal distance 400mm
  • Shutter priority
  • Partial metering

Here are a couple more images from a recent outing.

Painted Bunting - female

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens
  • Manfrotto tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head
  • 1/1600 sec @ f4 plus 1/3 EV
  • ISO 2500
  • Lens focal distance 500mm
  • Shutter priority
  • Partial metering

    Golden-fronted Woodpecker

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 500mm IS lens with 1.4 tele-converter
  • Manfrotto tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head
  • 1/2500 sec @ f5.6 minus 1/3 EV
  • ISO 2000
  • Lens focal distance 700mm
  • Shutter priority
  • Partial metering

I hope you enjoyed these photographs.  Click on any of them to see an enlargement.