Tag Archives: Tamron 18-400 MM

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker

This Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker’s movement in some dead trees caught my eye. I could hear cheeping from him and two or three others nearby.

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker
Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker

The conundrum of where to look: I decided not to take my eyes off this one. If he flew I likely wouldn’t spot him as he blended in with the Spanish moss and snags. And I may not be able to spot the others.

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker
Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker

He performed the classic rotation around the limb woodpecker maneuver.

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker
Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker

He paused for a moment before zipping off into a leafy tree with no photo opportunity.

Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker
Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 19, 2021

Great Blue Heron Flying By

This Great Blue Heron flew across the pond as I approached. I had a nice view as the pondside reeds have been cut back.

Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond
Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond

The water was high and he didn’t stop at the edge of where they sometimes hang out, even with Alligators lurking at the edge.

Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond
Great Blue Heron Flying Over Pond

The heron lifted up over that Hummock, headed for a nearby tree.

Great Blue Heron Flying By
Great Blue Heron Flying By

Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 19, 2021

Tamron 19-400 MM lens, with some chromatic aberration in the flight over water images that Topaz sharpen made worse.  The first two images are without any sharpening.

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad

I borrowed Ted’s Tamron 18-400 MM lens this morning and put the range flexibility to good use when I spotted an Eastern Pondhawk on a Lily Pad.

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad
Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad (70 MM)

I got a decent closer image of the dragonfly and his shadow.

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad
Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad (209 MM)

And a nice view of the scene without changing lenses or cameras.

Lily Pads in Swamp
Lily Pads in Swamp (20MM)