The long lens.

Only one more day tomorrow in southern Louisiana!  The time is just flying.  Today we took a drive over to Lake Charles then down along the coast.  As it promised some possible birding I took along my (kind of) new long lens.

Beth is really the birder.  I can tell if something is a bird or not more times than not, but my knowledge doesn’t go much further than that.  I do like to take pictures though and birds make a fun challenging subject.  Small birds in the trees are tough.

We saw some pretty cool stuff today so I thought I’d put up a few pictures.

We still don’t have any editing software going so these pics are right out of the camera.  No edits, no crops.

This one I am pretty sure is not a bird, but I get a kick out of seeing them.  There weren’t many around Modesto.

Two shots for this guy.

And finally, still my favorite, a picture of Beth taking a picture. The rare Northern California Wanderer.

Thanks for looking and stay tuned for the next episode in Beth’s Epic tale of exploration.

Welcome Tammy! Glad to see you here.

7 thoughts on “The long lens.”

  1. Hi Beth,
    Enjoyed meeting & visiting with you both. I look forward to your posts as you visit my home town of Natchez, MS. Safe travels and keep in touch!

    1. Thanks Tammy and Robert, it was great to hear from you! We really enjoyed meeting you both and spending the time visiting. It was a fun evening! We followed the route you suggested on our drive to Vidalia and it worked out great! Thanks for the suggestion – it was scenic and relaxing, no traffic hassles. We loved the Audubon Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River on LA 10, so beautiful. We also came upon a wonderful Mississippi Visitor Center shortly after entering the state. Tomorrow will be our first time to check out Natchez – looking forward to it!

  2. Those are amazing photos. The alligators eye really stands out to me in that second photo, so ominous, creepy and yet beautiful. Amazing the variety of birds. Such a fun hobby. Great shots Bassy!

    1. Thanks Matt! Actually I should give the credit to your dad, since he took all those pictures with his very long lens. I agree about the alligator eye – I like the creepiness of it. Birding is a great hobby, although sometimes frustrating when the birds aren’t out and about! I saw a few on this trip that I hadn’t seen in a very long time, so it was a great birding time.

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