Thursday, May 8, 2014

Birds and Photography at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

What a beautiful day today for our camera club's spring visit to MBO to see birds being banded in Plymouth. Joe, Ian and I are back home from our travels, Ian's off birding the state, Joe's blogging about Italy (see his great images and posts at and I'm back photographing with my camera club. I have many images from my time in France and Italy still to play with, but for today I will post what I did today, which was a lot of fun!

Every Spring and Fall the birds migrate along the Massachusetts coast and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences has been tracking the birds involved for 30+ years. A group of 20 photographers met there this morning to learn about the process, raise some funds for my favorite non-profit, enjoy the birds and take photos of them in hand. 

Sweet one. White Throated Sparrow.

Inquisitive Blue Jay held by a new intern.

On the  bluffs listening to Trevor tell us about the birds and answer questions.

My friend Bill and his bird who didn't fly away!

Trevor and… I need Ian to ID the birds...

Hairy Woodpecker.

Catching them flying away is such a challenge!

A harried Hairy Woodpecker.

Tufted Titmouse.

Gray Catbird showing off his pretty wings.

Saying goodbye for now...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

France by small camera.

These were taken with my iPhone 5S and processed using Snapseed. A few were posted on my Facebook page, so those images may look familiar to some of you that are active Facebook friends.
I love the ease of capturing a moment quickly and unobtrusively with a small camera. The panoramic, HDR and automatic download to my laptop features are great, too.

The street we live on in Arles. Jack Russell is by far the most popular dog in Arles. 

Arles arena.

St Remy 3 images as well.

Van Gogh sanitarium.

Arles, the Rhone river.

Aix en Provence flower market.

Arles street looking pretty.

Camargue horses.

Looking at Gordes, a perfect Provence hilltop town.

Roussillon, best color town award! 

Roussillon, recognize the warm tones?