Acorn Woodpecker

Last week Friedhelm, another friend, Dorothy and I went to Yosemite. While walking near Fern Springs Friedhelm pointed out this Acorn Woodpecker. He didn’t have the right lens on so I got the shot.

I took the photo with my new ‘walk around’ Sony a6000. This photo is actually cropped fairly heavy but still produced a quality image.


Great Egret

I went to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge the other day to try out my new ‘walk around’ camera, a Sony a6000.  I was very disappointed at the number of birds and wildlife I saw. It is a large refuge and I literally saw only about a dozen geese and comparatively few other fowl.  This great egret was one of three and very patient. I actually wanted to get a photo of him taking off but he just stood there and stared at me.


Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

Here’s another from the Merced Wildlife Refuge, a great place to go this time of the year. Last time I was there the geese were beginning to show up. The Sandhill Cranes were coming in in huge flights at dark. Difficult to get a good shot at a moving target when there’s very little light.

Hope you find a great photo place.