Roger's photography shoot at the Lake Hodges Park , California Feb 15, 2010
Photos were shot using a Canon 100-400 L series f4 f5.6 lens on a Canon 40d body hand held.
The first shots also included the Tamaron 1.4 converter, but auto focus did not work so I removed it.
Photos were processed using Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop CS4.
|A pair of Western Grebes. The water had lots of debris in it and some nice reflections. This shot was taken with a Tamaron 1.4 converter on the lens, so the total focal length was 400 x 1.4 x 1.6 = 896 mm. It definitely degrades the quality some.|
|An American Wigeon. Again some what grainy looking.|
|A pair of Grebes getting amorous.|
|Perhaps I should level this photo?|
|This is the reason we drove out here, to see the famous mating ritual. Not only Jesus can walk on water.|
|These are Clark"s Grebes because their eye is in the white part of their head. A Western Grebe has it's eye in the black part of it's head.|
|Sizing each other up.|
I am not sure what this bird is, perhaps a Wilson's
|This is an impressive site to watch. It only happens for a week or two in February or March.|
|A tranquil site.|
I think they are admiring there own reflections.
|The American Wigeon pair again.|
|An interesting thistle I thought.|