Hi all! Just a quick hello to let you all know I'm around but it's quite busy right now. Of course, my work and posts are collecting and waiting for a write up but I don't know how quickly I'll be getting to them. But in the meantime.....
None of the work today is my own. These are from Mr. Micheal Ada. He's a close friend of mine who wanted to try his hand at photography in Saguaro National Park.
He takes some brilliant shots and adds a different "flavor" to the shots I would normally post. With his permission, he gave me the green light to post his work.
We work as a team often scouting various locations to film. In the shot below, he captures a Turkey Vulture lifting off from several hieroglyphs. Epic!!!
I'm loving his new lens because it captures all the detail on the bird's wings.
The Turkey Vulture begins to catch the thermals and rise.
Meanwhile, the Saguaros continue to bloom and the birds take advantage. Below the female Gila Woodpecker enjoys this easy food source.
I taught Micheal how to pish birds out. And he did! I'm so proud of him for doing this!!! While he's not a birder, he does have a steadier hand than I do with the camera. Not that I'm jealous, but he captures this Black-tailed Gnatcatcher perfectly!
When I was reviewing the shots, I was stunned at how well these photos of this bird turned out!!! Really excellent work on his part.
To be honest, it was nice to not have a camera and snap shots. I occassionally enjoy going without the camera just to call things out and observe with the naked eye.
Things are going to get crazy right now. I have a lot on my plate but I'll post at least once a week next month. There'll be coverage on the Phoenix Comicon(non-bird:), Guatemala(national parks and birds/animals!), and several personal triumphs over these past weeks on the road searching for elusive critters. But for today, I'd like to thank Micheal for his contributions at Las Aventuras! If you're visiting Tucson, bring plenty of sunblock, a hat and of course, water!!! More coming soon!