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
Here’s “Little David,” doing a good job of keeping folks away from Ernie’s restaurant in downtown Roanoke. It was closed for New Year’s Day anyway — the day on which this picture was made. Nikon D500, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM, ƒ/1.8, 18mm (DX 27mm), 1/750th sec., ISO100
Pelican in flight above the St. Johns River at Mayport, Fla. This image was made Jan. 14, 2019. Nikon D500, AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED [II], ƒ/11, 200mm (DX 300mm), 1/1500th sec., ISO200
A green-winged macaw at St. Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida. The parrots are rescues; they’re uncaged, but have their feathers clipped so they can’t fly. Picture made Oct. 31, 2018, handheld with VR on. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/9.5, 600mm (DX 900mm), 1/90th sec., ISO 400
My favorite time of the day. The sun goes down, and little by little steals light from the land. Here the last light of day strikes the tip of a yew bush behind a garden wall. Photo made Feb. 4, 2019. Handheld, with VR on. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/11, 600mm (DX 900mm), 1/180th sec., ISO 400.
I Have This Fish: An osprey with a freshly caught fish takes a perch in a tree beside the James River south of Richmond, Va. Photo made Aug. 2, 2015. Nikon D5200, Sigma70-300-mm f/4-5.6 (no VR on this lens), ƒ/9, 300mm (DX 450mm), 1/500th sec., ISO 450