so a farmer friend of mine calls me and tells me a redtail hawk has been eyeing up his chickens the last few days. He invited me out to try and catch some pics of it but as with every hawk, especially at this time of year, they are extremely spooky. Got a lot of ordinary shots with his barn in it but they didnt appeal to me. Decided to set up a tripod focused on his normal perch, hid it in branches and hay and then use a remote trigger.. Only got one shot which was workable but I'm really happy with it for a wild closeup shot. The minute it heard the shutter go off only about 3 meters from it it was gone like a shot.
going out with a retired conservation officer tomorrow to try and track down an endangered species... the burrowing owl. Hopefully we find the little guy. Got a new setup I wanna try with them as their attention span = zero. You can spook em and they will take off into the burrow but they are curious enough to be back out within a few minutes. Pretty easy to photograph them with some kind of triggered tripod setup IF
you can find em.
Canon 7D + 50D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM + EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Pelican // Black Rapid // Think Tank // Manfrotto // Garmin
Reflections On Canadian Wildlife