Picture of the Day, 2019.02.19

42719897821_5124af70f1_kSerengeti 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.

Picture of the Day, 2019.02.17

41359942660_3501ad6b04_k.jpgDuel 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

Picture of the Day, 2019.02.16

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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.