These young bull elephants are either seriously fighting or they’re playing. It’s so hard to tell with adolescents. Photo taken June 24, 2017, in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f8, 1/750th sec., ISO 400, 600mm (DX 900mm).
How many GBHs can you find in this photo? When I first took in this sight, it looked from a distance away there there was bunch of roseate spoonbills hunkering down around an old piling sticking up from out of the marsh. On further examination (after I’d gotten home ans reviewed the image) that that “piling” actually was a great blue heron. Still closer examination review several other great blue herons out in the marsh. How many can you count? Picture taken Nov. 10, 2016, at the South Padre Island (Texas) Birding & Wildlife Center. Nikon D7100, Tamron 150-600mm lens, ISO 800, f6.3, 1.1000th sec., 600mm (DX 900mm). <b> © 2016 John M. Hudson</b>
Rule No. 1: Always carry a camera. Rule No. 1.1: It’s good if the lens is a long, or longish one. And so slowly I wheeled my car quietly, with no sudden jerks, up alongside this lovely young doe recently, and I thought to myself as I took picture after picture, “How blessed am I that I get to live in a nature preserve.” Picture taken June 7, 2017. Nikon D500, Sigma 70-300mm lens, 1/2000th sec., ISO 800, f4.5, 170mm (DX 255mm).
On an afternoon walk along a path at Greenfield, I came face to face with this beautiful boxer. We stared at one another for probably 10 seconds, even though it felt like 5 minutes, until the dog’s owner caught up with it. She apologized for having it loose and said the dog wouldn’t hurt anyone. I thanked for the brief moment I had to commune with such a gorgeous canine. Sept. 11, 2017. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm lens, 1/180th sec., f6.3, ISO 800, 600mm (DX 900mm.)
An elephant comes out of the bush high up on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater near Arusha, Tanzania. Nikon D7100, Nikkor 18-200mm lens, 1/500th sec., 200mm (DX 300mm), ISO 400, f22.
Gray heron, foraging in a hippo pool in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. June 23,2017. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm lens, f19, 1/250th sec., ISO 400, 400mm (DX 600mm).
Wood ducks all in a row. Greenfield pond, Daleville, Va. Sept. 19, 2017. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm lens. c. 2017 John M. Hudson