ISO 2000, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/1600sec
Tuesday afternoon I was supposed to referee the Yreka High School boys and girls soccer games. Unfortunately at the last-minute their games were rescheduled. I thought I would make use of the time by heading out to the wildlife refuge to see if the raptors were arriving yet.
ISO 2000, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/500sec
I was upset when I arrived at the refuge because they have the road blocked due to hunting season. I knew you could only go into the refuge on Wednesdays and the weekends if you had a hunting license. I was unaware that on the other days you could go in, but you can’t drive. So I took my camera and walked into the reserve.
ISO 500, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/500sec
There were a few raptors flying around, but because I was on foot I didn’t see to many. As many of you know this week has been very cold and Tuesday was no exception. The temperature as I walked around was 35F not taking into the account of the wind-chill.
ISO 2000, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/250sec
Love the layers of dark and light in this photograph.
ISO 640, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/800sec
Because there was a storm coming in the sky was filled with clouds for sunset. As many of you know the light at sunset changes every few seconds. I had fun take photographs of the changing light. Unfortunately, since I had planned on taking photographs of birds, I only had my 300mm lens with me. On the other hand only having this lens made me really look for that narrow shot that captured the beauty.
ISO 640, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/3200sec, Time 5:28
ISO 1000, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/8000sec, Time 5:36
I used a very fast shutter speed on these sunset shots so I could expose for the sky and not the foreground.
ISO 2000, 300mm, f/4.0, 1/160sec
This little guy was sitting on the fence when I arrived back at my car just before it was too dark to take another picture.
Even though I had to walk a couple of miles in the freezing cold I still enjoyed the refuge. Her are the rest of the shots.