This weekend was my first chance to play with my latest toy so, I did a little work on my bird photography skills. This one was actually a lucky accident. Joyce and I went out to the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Sunday. We had planned a road trip but the weather was pretty dreary in the morning so, that got canceled. When the sun came out mid-afternoon, we headed out to get some exercise and look for photo-ops.
We went by the Bald Eagle enclosure only to discover that the male eagle had been removed and the female was sulking at the far end. Somehow, a pair of Morning Doves had found their way into the enclosure and were perched near the observation area. The nice light and close proximity gave me an excellent view and I was able to capture all the detail and coloring of this bird’s plumage.
Not a bird of prey but interesting, none the less!
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/11 – 1/125 sec – ISO 400