Gray fox love to climb up on rocks, stumps and trees. Unfortunately, this one has walked right past this stump night after night as he comes in for a drink – that is until last night! Unfortunately his ears got blocked a little bit, but it is a start!
A female cardinal in flight thanks in part of Olympus Pro Capture “time machine”! This is a recent image from the lower blind at the desert photo retreat.
Here are some house finch gathering at the edge of the new reflecting table at the morning blind.
I know I have commented over the years as to how surprised I am with how many animals will share the water hole at the same time – especially skunks with others. Here is a hooded skunk on his way to the waterhole which is just out of the frame on the right, with a ringtail watching! Crazy. This ringtail is at the spot a placed some catnip.
For this image I used three flashes, one camera right, one camera left, and a I added a third one behind the log for highlights.
A hooded skunk. I added a big log and a little catnip to the water hole – this guy seemed to approve! Another desert animal with an amazing tail!
My newest blind, my morning location now has a 12 foot by 12 foot reflection table. I final had a chance to do a little photography there yesterday.
I hope to post more about all the changes I have made here over the last month in the days to come.
On the last full night of 2019, I was able to watch a bobcat, a ringtail and a gray fox! What a treat! Plus, my trail camera captured javelina and two kinds of skunk. So I decided I needed to get my camera trap setup going – I have had a few challenges with the Olympus and battery life, but seem to have it dialed in now. Here is a ringtail from last night.
A ringtail!!! This is our new regular, I think he has a den nearby and seems really curious by us. Such a thrill! These guys are rarely seen. This was handheld as I sat by the campfire with my Olympus E-M1X with a 40-150 f/2.8 lens at 140 and 2.8. ISO 6400 and 1/15 of a second, the in body stabilization continues to amaze me!