In going through some more images from the past, I remembered these that are from early summer of 2007. The Scaled Quail(Callipepla squamata), also known as Blue Quail. A medium-sized, short-tailed quail with a tufted crest. Feathers have a scaled appearance. In my opinion, the numbers of them in west Texas are diminishing, as I haven’t seen them as often as I used to.
I have been fortunate to sell one of my photographs to an advertising agency. Here I have three more images that you may enjoy. They were taken about four years ago, when I was still using an old Canon EOS 20D, but still had my Canon 100-400mm lens. I used Partial metering, at Aperture priority on all these images.
1/250 sec. @ f8 – ISO 400
1/400 sec. @ f5.6 – ISO 200
1/640 sec. @ f5.6 – ISO 200
I hope you enjoyed these images. Click on any of them to see enlarged photos.
Pros: Good Stability, Folds Small, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Best Uses: Wildlife, Sports/Action, Landscape/Scenery, Travel
Describe Yourself: Semi-pro Photographer
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I do a lot of bird photography and I find this to be the perfect aid for photographing from my car. I use a 500mm super-tele and it is just like using my tripod. I have also used it on the hood of my car, on picnic tables, and fence posts. I strongly recommend it.