Daily Image - Mar 2018 Archive - sonofjohan
20 Mar 19	Back late as I thought might be the case, and really tired, so sharing a B&W version of the same image I shared for Monday and it being B&W Tuesday it seems fully appropriate. Nothing more to say about the image as I think I covered it pretty thoroughly already. For those of you who favor B&W it might be a fun exercise to place them side by side for comparison. Might have to wait until Wed to do it from the archives but I think the difference in the sky will be surprising. The trip up to the Skagit Valley was more than I could have hoped for in that the sky gave us a non stop show from sun up to sun down, the avian display was the best we've experienced to date, and there was lot of fauna to shoot as well. In addition to several hawks, a dozen plus Bald Eagles, hundreds of  Trumpeter swans and Mallard ducks, plus a few individual duck species I couldn't identify, and a few Great Blue Herons, we recorded several flocks of Snow Geese the largest of which exceeded 30,000 (30K) birds, and three more in the 1- 3,000 member size. Even met a photographer friend from another club while shooting the large flock. While we were observing the 30K flock they put on several launches for us, at one time flying low directly overhead and depositing digested grass on us. It was a trip to remember.  I'll start sharing from the trip on Wednesday.

Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f / 16.

20 Mar 19 Back late as I thought might be the case, and really tired, so sharing a B&W version of the same image I shared for Monday and it being B&W Tuesday it seems fully appropriate. Nothing more to say about the image as I think I covered it pretty thoroughly already. For those of you who favor B&W it might be a fun exercise to place them side by side for comparison. Might have to wait until Wed to do it from the archives but I think the difference in the sky will be surprising. The trip up to the Skagit Valley was more than I could have hoped for in that the sky gave us a non stop show from sun up to sun down, the avian display was the best we've experienced to date, and there was lot of fauna to shoot as well. In addition to several hawks, a dozen plus Bald Eagles, hundreds of Trumpeter swans and Mallard ducks, plus a few individual duck species I couldn't identify, and a few Great Blue Herons, we recorded several flocks of Snow Geese the largest of which exceeded 30,000 (30K) birds, and three more in the 1- 3,000 member size. Even met a photographer friend from another club while shooting the large flock. While we were observing the 30K flock they put on several launches for us, at one time flying low directly overhead and depositing digested grass on us. It was a trip to remember. I'll start sharing from the trip on Wednesday.

Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f / 16.

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