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Today, Christmas Eve day, I drove by the Boxley Mill Pond and saw a pair of Wood Ducks, and was only able to photograph the male using a Canon 7D and a Canon EF 300L IS f/2.8 Lens with a 1.4 TC yielding 420mm on the 7D’s crop sensor or 672mm of magnification on this gloomy day. They represent to color of the holiday season to me – so colorful !!!


Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck

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Just a small group of photos taken from 20-25 feet with a Canon 7D with a Canon EF300L IS f/2.8 with a 1.4C canon TC. A red-spotted Purple, Tiger Swallowtails, Spangles Fritillaries, Giant Swallowtails on the Little Buffalo gravel bars, Pipe-vine Swallowtails, and saw 6 Monarchs and about a dozen Cloudless Sulfurs today too.
















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Wish I could fish like that !! He’s wet too.


Taken with a Canon 7D and a Canon EF600L IS f/4.0 with a 2x Teleconverter (about 2000mm)  at nearly 125 yards. They are common in Missouri and Arkansas:





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Took this phot with a Canon 7D and a Canon 600mm Lens which yields 600mm X 1.6 (crop factor) = 960 mm. This male Eastern Bluebird (a juvenile I think) has a landing perch from which he lands and eats. I had the camera set up 100′ from the perch and then used manual focus for a spot 10′ in front of the perch. That is  a total of 110′. I then wait for the bird and take 8 quick photos when he closes in on that 110′ spot.

Still a little out of focus and my speed was a little too slow (1/1000th sec):





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Taken yesterday at 1/1250 sec with a Canon 7D with a 300mm f/2.8 IS Lens in low light. These guys have mobbed my yard in search of drinking water. Thunderstorms formed to the east and then south of my home yesterday afternoon; we did not get a drop.

Actually is misread the rain gauge; we did get 0.10 inches of rain.




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I was lucky enough to get a look at a pair of warblers nest building on Monday this week. They were in a Little Buffalo River bottoms; I had my Canon 400mm DO IS lens on my Canon 7D; they were both curious about my whistle and came faily close to me. The Male has a black mask like a raccoon:




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Things are hard to figure ! We’ve had record cold, snow, not much sun, and the Monarda that blooms in June decides to burst out. It is by a pond, and the Red-winged Blackbirds love to sit in this large patch. The daisies are also in full bloom, I think a little early also (by 2 weeks). I’m astounded that natural events happen the way they do – no logical explanation ! Photo taken last week with a Canon 7D and 300 f/2.8 lens by the pond across the road:






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Right next to the entrance gate to my place this Indigo Bunting as staked out his territory. He is singing from dawn to dusk – despite the lousy weather. He is cold and wet and probably wishes he did not migrate north. This weeks promises more below normal temperatures and more wet weather:

Taken with a Canon 7D and a 400mm Canon 400 DO IS Lens at f /5.6:



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I saw this guy yesterdy prior to the rains. They are beautiful, small songbirds, and usually one of the first four warblers I see each year. Their actions are much line Nuthatches, in fact he was on my birdfeeder priior to flying to a tree and me getting this photograph. I had my Canon 7D with a 600mm Lens and got off a few shots bwefore I spooked him:

Adult Description

  • Small songbird.
  • Yellow throat and chest.
  • Gray back.
  • Black face connecting to stripes down sides.
  • White eyestripe.
  • White earpatch.
  • Two white wingbars.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but duller, and female may be washed brownish on back.


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