Brrrr … Early Morning Hike

After my early morning shoot of the “near Venus-Moon occultation”, I decided to hike around the prairie and see what was going on. One thing for sure, it was quite cold! Temperatures were just below freezing and everything was looking like a winter wonderland. Not a lot of wildlife activity, but here are some early morning images I captured:

Crows gather in a bare tree as sunrise approaches

Canada Geese fly over in the pre-sunrise skies

Canada Geese fly over in the pre-sunrise skies

Early morning frosty landscape

Early morning frosty landscape

One thing I noted was the large quantity of owls (mostly Great Horned, with a single Barred) that were present, particularly as I photographed the Venus-Moon interaction before sunrise. So, I may try to get back out there in a few days and see if I can photograph some of these wonderful birds of prey. And speaking of owls, I received an e-mail on Monday that let me know the Barn Owls are now back in the barn where I built/installed a nest box (and now have a trail cam located there for documenting these rare birds). Will likely go over next week and change the batteries/SD card, and check out the activity myself! :o)

Photographic Equipment Used in Today’s Post:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 200 to ISO 500
  • Aperture f/8 to f/16
  • Shutter 1/20 sec. to 1/500 sec.

 

 

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