Picture of the Day, 2019.02.08

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A pair of broad-wing hawks navigate the murky sky over West Virginia, with the valley floor barely visible from the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, as they make their annual journey south from Canada to Brazil. They’ll be back this way, but going the other direction, in the spring. Photo taken Sept. 29, 2019. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/11, 420mm (DX 630mm), 1/2000 sec., ISO 800.

Picture of the Day, 2019.02.07

46048114405_71735e1034_kTrinity Episcopal Church, on Jan. 13, 2019, across from the main square in downtown St. Augustine, Fla. The stone actually is gray, but the street lighting and my color balance turns it gold. The church has that classic English feel in a downtown that’s otherwise Spanish Colonial and Victorian. Handheld with Nikon D500, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, ƒ/1.8, 18mm (DX 27 mm), 1/20th sec., 1600 ISO.