Truland Photography

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's the Time of Year for Young'uns

There's usually one chipmunk around but today there were three hanging around and one was very young. It seemed like it might have been one of its first times out and around. He, or she, was far less skittish than the adults.

It was overcast and under trees so I had to use ISO 1600 to get anything close to a sharp image. Here are two:

Yesterday, there were three baby House Sparrows being fed by their mother. Here, they wait for her to get back from the feeder:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

And the Sign Says...

I revisited the site of the Goose nest yesterday afternoon to get some shots in better light. As I was waiting, hoping the goose might move into a better position, I noticed this sign. My tripod and bag can be seen in the background.

Below is one of the shots of the nest, taken with my 400 5.6 and 1.4X extender. I'll keep trying for a better pose, until the reeds grow up and block the shot.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Back in the Swing

I've managed to get back in the habit of visiting my favorite local nature places over the past couple of weeks. Here are two shots, one each from Peebles Island and Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve.

Also, I created a bird field guide of sorts of shots I have of different species on the Zenfolio site. Only 15 different birds at this point, though. You can visit it at