Squirrel! We’ve given up on bird feeders for now. Bears tear them down, and squirrels raid them, too. Now we just spread seed out on a bench on the deck, and for the most part squirrels get it. Picture made Feb. 14, 2019, through a living room window. Nikon D500, Taamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens, ƒ/11, 260mm (DX 390mm), 1/125th sec., ISO 800.
The sun rises over the Peaks of Otter in Bedford County, Va., in a shot from the Blue Ridge Parkway around Mile Marker 99, shooting to the northeast. Photo made Aug. 12, 2019. Nikon D500, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/11, 200mm (DX 300mm), 1/1000th sec., ISO 400
Serengeti Pit Stop. There are no amenities at the eastern entrance to Serengeti National Park. The official eastern Naabi Hill Gate is another 25km to the west; this is just a flat place to stop so weary riders can stretch at the dividing frontier between the national park to the west and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the east. The dry season of an East African winter has begun. Image made June 22, 2017. Nikon D500 AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/16, 18mm (DX 27mm), 1/1000th sec., ISO 400.
Prothonotary warbler by the James River below Richmond, Va. Photo made during a birding cruise from the Deep Bottom Boat Ramp on June 23, 2018. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1, ƒ/6.3, 600mm (DX 900mm), 1/350th sec., ISO 1600.
Duel in the Sky! This bald eagle and osprey don’t seem to be playing very well together above the James River near Richmond, Va. Photo made June 23, 2018, while on a birding cruise from the Deep Bottom Boat Ramp in Henrico County. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/8, 460mm (DX 690mm), 1/8000th sec., ISO 1600
A fawn in the front yard. Not a rare occurrence but always a pleasant one, especially since all the daylilies are nibbled off and the dogs aren’t going nuts. This photo was shot through a closed front window on July 31, 2018. Nikon D500, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/8, 200mm (DX 300mm), 1/350th sec., ISO1600.
Twin fawns in search of daylilies to poach in our front yard. No lilies, but plenty of grass. (Can’t mow; too wet.) This photo was made July 31, 2018, at my home. Nikon D500, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/8, 200mm (DX 300mm), 1/350th sec., ISO1600