Another Round for the Crew
As the weather starts to warm up it is getting close to that time when many of Bolsa Chica’s winter residents head out of town. This winter brought some great birds and for me the best photos of my life. I set out on what would most likely be my last outing of the season. The objective-Birds in Flight. The gear- 1 body (d2x), 1 lens (100-300 f4), 2 batteries, 4 cards, and 2 feet. Nothing else. A minimal approach and a real change from lugging around a couple of bodies, bag, tripod, and flash setup.
We all know that Bif’s are super challenging, and the “in flight” rule quickly gave way to some more artistic images. Great Blue Herons were really active and I finally got a nice sunrise silhouette tree shot that I had been looking for through much of the winter.
While not entirely happy with any of the BiF shots and having miscalculated the wind direction, there are a few keepers.
You can see more of my bird photos here.