Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blue-and-white Weekend

Blue-and-white Flycatcher

Junsai-ike, Niigata, Japan

April 24, 2016


Here are some birds from Junsai-ike this weekend. I went there few a few hours both Saturday and Sunday. Pretty nice.



Red-flanked Bluetail

Brown-eared Bulbul

Oriental Greenfinch





Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sakura Along the Shinano River 2016

Sakura

Shinano River, Niigata, Japan

Sony RX100iii

April 2016


Here are some pics from along the Shinano River in Niigata City taken the last couple of weeks. I have been in gear-head mode. Most of these pics are with the Sony RX100iii. A superb little camera.

I also used my Nikon D800 with Nikkor AF-S 105mm 2.8 VR as well as some shots with Nikon D7100 with Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm 5.6 VR. I also took some nice shots with my Nikon P300 and my iPhone 6! - but I haven't included them just because I can't find the folder I downloaded them to. Don't you hate that? No editing has been done to these pics. I just exported them from Aperture to j-peg at 1024pixels. Not even a watermark this time.



nikon D800 with Nikkor AF-S 105mm 2.8 VR




Nikon D7100 and Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm 5.6 VR
















Whoops! This is at Junsai-ike, Niigata.





Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Crested Tern

Crested Tern

Cape York, Queensland, Australia

October 2012


Here's some BiFs of a Crested Tern at Cape York. I'd like to be surrounded by that scenery today!








Thursday, March 31, 2016

Radjah Shelduck and Friends

Radjah Shelduck, Little Black Cormorant, Little Pied Cormorant, Nankeen Night-Heron

Cape York, Queensland, Australia

October 2012


This is one of my first photographs on my Cape York tour of 2012. I've gotten so much mileage from one little tour for this blog. Wish I could go on one every year. There are a number of places I really want to go to. Especially in Australia. In the meantime I see the Sakura buds are about to pop and a number of spring birds are partying in the trees. Must get out with the camera this weekend.


Radjah Shelduck and Nankeen Night-Heron

Radjah Shelduck