Monday, May 31, 2021

The Red Fox

 SAN PEDRO, Calif. (May, 2021) - Caught this young Red Fox early in the morning by himself. He was very hungry to the point where he crawled under the fence and looked at me from about 12 feet away. It was raining earlier in the morning, so that's why he looks a little wet. When he realized I didn't have any food for him, he crawled back under the fence and I saw him catch something for breakfast.

More Osprey

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (May, 2021) - At my count, there are three baby Osprey this year. It's amazing how quickly they grow. They are almost the size of their mom now.  The sequence below is of the male catching a Midshipman and while trying to deliver it to the nest, two crows chased him for 5 minutes.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

A Juvenile Bald Eagle

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April, 2021) - This was a real treat this month. A juvenile Bald Eagle decided to hang out at HB Central Park. Caught some images of him flying and hunting. Just a beautiful sight.

Burrowing Owls

 ONTARIO, Calif. (April, 2021) - This is the second year I've followed these Burrowing Owls. There is a debate going on regarding the field they live in as to whether it will become a FedEx facility? The Audubon Society has been attending local hearings to try and save them. Hopefully, they will be saved. Here are some photos from last weekend.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Summicron 90mm

(March, 2021) - Captured a couple portraits of Tokyo with the Leica Summicron 90mm f/2. I love this lens because it is quick and easy to acquire focus. Since cats move around so much, it's hard to lock manual focus. I think this focal length combined with the maximum aperture makes this lens usable for slow moving subjects. I guess it's one of my go-to cat lenses.

Tis the Season

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (March, 2021) - The Peregrine Falcons were back on the cliffs in San Pedro this month. This is their mating season and I look forward to photographing the babies soon. If you've ever witnessed them eating, it's pretty brutal. The little Starling was alive and trying to fight him off when he first landed on the rock. 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Birds of Prey

 February, 2021 - Some miscellaneous birds of prey images from the surrounding area.

The Osprey are back!

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (February, 2021) - The osprey are back for the season building their nest and getting ready to mate. Oddly, there are three of them. Two appear to be males and one female sitting on the nest. Got there at around 07:00 and the two males put on arial show for about 30 minutes.

More MF images

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (February, 2021) - Shot some medium format images at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Marina with the Hasselblad 500cm and 50mm f/4 CFi. Shot early morning using the Peak Design travel tripod. Btw, this is a fantastic tripod. So well thought out, compact and easy to carry.

Medium Format Revisited

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif (February, 2021) - Shot some digital medium format images at the Huntington Beach Library with the Hasselblad 500cm and 50mm f/4 CFi. I really love the sharpness and color rendition from this lens. Other than the output being digital, the overall experience with the 500cm is exactly the same as shooting film. This is ideal for me because I enjoy the aspects of manual exposure and focus, but do not care for scanning film. Best of both worlds for me I guess...

Japanese Cherry Blossom tree

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Happy New Year - 2021

 JANUARY, 2021 - Hoping for a better 2021. Here are some images for the new year.

The eyeball

George captured with the Leica M

Juvenile Coopers Hawk

Surf Scoter

King Fisher

Reddish Egret