We must have at least 20 of these guys around this year! I would say there nest activities around here the last couple of years have been a success!
A Black-throated sparrow. Since we didn’t have any guests here at the Desert Photo Retreat this weekend, I decided to spend some time in the blinds last night. This is such a cool little bird!
Can you find the bat? This was a bit of a lucky photo. Typically to capture bats you need a really fast camera trigger setup and this is usually accomplished by having the shutter open, and having the trigger connected directly to the flashes. Here, since I’m photographing slower moving mammals, I have the trigger connected to the camera. The bat should have been long out of the frame, but it must have circled back or something. Nice surprise!
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!