Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hamakua Marsh, 6/30/20

Birds in flight is always a challenge. This is where we practice at - Hamakua Marsh.

These are Gary's photos...

Sassy walk

Mom and baby coot

The following 3 were at Kaelepulu Wetland


This was taken later @6:45pm - the moon is behind the clouds

My photos...

No tripod, Curtis used the ac to calibrate my "red dot sight" to help assist with taking birds in flight.

Not having a good day, my lens hood with the foam skin slipped off my camera and rolled down into the water. Panic!!! Thank you Curtis for thinking quickly and retrieving the metal rod out of the dumpster. I owe you big time, Curtis.

Stealthing. Probably this heron could stay in this position for days.

I was unsuccessful at Kaelepulu Wetland. Actually I did not do very well at Hamakua Marsh getting birds in flight.

Gary drove me to this Loi (taro) patch. It is hidden in Maunawili. It is taken care by volunteers.

We look forward to Sunday to make photos at the Zoo, especially to see the 2 baby giraffes.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden, 6/28/20

Now that the gardens are open, today there were choke people at Hoomaluhia with very few people with masks on. 

I am so proud of our group of seven, we always wear our mask. I know the other 3 who could not make it would have worn their mask. Lol, I am their token female. 

This was the first time for Gary and Wes. However these are Gary's photos...

Do you see the Mejiro?

Gary must have eagle eyes, he saw bees.

And look what we have here, lol.

At the lake, the ducks entertained us

Nap time. They actually huddle together.

Look closely, these are not carps. They have a bump on their head.

Here are my photos...

I know, I should not include this blurry photo. It will remind me how difficult it is to get a bird. In this case, the Shama was quicker than me.

At the lake,  this mom and her ducklings were so endearing.

Before taking a nap, each duckling cleaned itself. We had no idea that they huddle together when they sleep. 

Mom stayed a slight distance away while they were napping, Now it is time for them to wake up.

Here are some macro...

We all truly enjoy this hobby plus working our magic with our cameras whether it be a Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Sony, or Sigma.