351/366 | They're Back!

December 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Image of 12/16/2020

The Ruby-crowned Kinglets have returned to winter with us. Two pairs were spotted at a nearby birding spot. Using the iBird Pro app to play their songs brought the male out immediately. They are so fast that my camera has a hard time keeping up.

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400mm | f/5.6 | ISO 1600 | 1/1000 sec


350/366 | Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

December 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Image of 12/15/2020

Another day of birding Harris Walking Trail at Woman's Hospital. While calling out the Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher came out from the brush and posed quite nicely. He seemed to enjoy showing off his latest catch. It was totally unexpected—a God blessing to brighten the day.

This species is a winter bird for Baton Rouge. 

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400mm | f/5.6 | ISO 1600 | 1/1000 sec


349/366 | Dead End

December 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Image of 12/14/2020

Took this picture with my iPhone on my daily walk. That's all I had for this day.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max


348/366 | Fall Foliage

December 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Image of 12/13/2020

This was the day my Mac died, or so I thought. The repair shop expedited a new SSD hard drive and $700 later my computer is running like a dream. Merry Christmas to me. Heh. There's much more to the story, but I'll spare you the gory details.

Lately I've been birding the walking trail around Woman's Hospital, about 2 miles south of my house. Even though I did get some pretty decent pics of the Belted Kingfisher, I decided I liked this shot of the pond and trail. I have lots of catching up to do and Christmas to prepare for. But at least this is a start.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max


Update

December 19, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

My iMac died on 12/13/2020. The repair shop promises to have it fixed the day after Christmas. A first world problem, but annoying nonetheless. I’m still shooting, but can’t process the pics. 

Merry Christmas, y’all! Praying and hoping 2021 is kinder to all of us. 

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