Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Wildlife, March, 2023

 March, 2023 - With the recent rains, it’s definitely cut into the time out with the camera. I did happen to get out on the days in between, so here’s some images from the month.

Cat Portraits - March, 2023

 March, 2023 - Here’s a few portraits of my most willing subjects. Shot with the Leica M, Leica SL2 and Ricoh GR3x.

Beautiful Mornings

 March, 2023 - With the wet year we’ve had so far, some of the mornings in between storms have been magnificent. Here’s a few examples.

Monday, February 27, 2023

The view after the storm

 February, 2023 - Had one of the largest storms in recent history roll through Southern Cal. The local mountains took the brunt of it. Once the rain moved out, it was very scenic.

Kestrels and Kites

 February, 2023 - More love happening with some White-tailed Kites mating, nest building and hunting. Also, a very pretty Kestrel posing for photos.

Voigtlander 21mm Color Skopar

 February, 2023 - Picked up a used Voigtlander 21mm Color Skopar f/3.5 for a great price. This lens is so small, it’s like shooting a pancake lens. To test this lens, I setup a tripod early one morning and didn’t even focus the lens. Just rotated it to infinity at f/8 and shot the image. The first thing I noticed about the image was how rectilinear it was. Very straight! It is not the sharpest in the corners, but very acceptable. Anyway, here’s a shot of a building before sunrise. Shot with the Leica SL2, ISO 100, f/8 at 6 seconds.

February, 2023 Wildlife

 February, 2023 - Love is in the air in the Wetlands this month.

Red-tailed Hawk

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Eagle Eye

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (January, 2023) - The New Year also brought the return of this juvenile Bald Eagle. Based on his appearance, it is believed that he is approximately 4 years old. You can still see some brown in his head, but by next year it should be all white. It’s been hard to track him down as he is visiting several locations in the area. However, this month I was fortunate to catch him in the wetlands. 

Seal Beach Surf

 SEAL BEACH, Calif. (January, 2023) - It’s been several years since I’ve witnessed Seal Beach break like this month. Not only did we put a nice dent in our drought, but the waves were pretty epic.