This Morning at The Venice Rookery

I always rise early so that I can shoot in the sweet light of the morning.  At The Rookery the sun rises behind you as you are lining up on the wildlife which is just perfect.  Today was a GREAT day for me – I saw (and shot) my first Pileated Woodpecker. What a treat, pity about the bald sky, but I guess you can’t have everything! …..








Working with my new gear,  600mm f/4 and RRS Gimbal Head, I am practicing target acquisition and panning to start getting good shots of the birds in flight.  Not that easy as we are only talking short distances, by the time I see a bird coming in – it has landed!  …..

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Of course there is always a check to see how those cute little Great Egret chicks are doing.  Their nest is perfectly placed for the early morning light …..


And a few other notables..

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Gear: Nikon D4, Nikkor 600mm f/4 VR II, Nikkor TC-17e II, RRS tripod, RRS Gimbal Head, Lexar Digital film

2 Responses to “This Morning at The Venice Rookery”

  1. admin says:

    She arrives Sunday night!! Hoorah!! I have an airshow Friday, Saturday & Sunday – will see the Black Diamonds again – they are great.

    Thanks for the nice comments.

  2. Bruce KAY says:

    More good pics. You are having a successful trip…
    When does Louise arrive?

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