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on May 29, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

Wolves of the Air

The Harris Hawk is just a sexy bird. They fly with amazing grace, speed and stealth. They also fly in groups, as many describe as a pack and they are referred to as wolves of the air because of their hunting tactics. Here you see the one on lookout, looking for prey which is often rabbits. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Once the prey has been caught, then they feed like you would think how a wolf pack feeds. They are very effective, very cool and the only place I know I can go out and say I’m going to photograph them and actually photography them is here on the border in TX. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Photos captured by D3x, 600VR on Lexar UDMA digital...

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on May 29, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

TX is just hot!

After a amazing light show at 3AM, Jake & I headed out to the blinds. While the hour rain dropped an inch of rain, that didn’t slow down the birds coming to the blinds. This is a Scaled Quail and what it’s doing is protecting its territory from another Scale Quail couple. I’d never seen this crazy behavior before, so I thought it was cool. It would throw its head back and then pump it forward making this crazy call. It was fun to watch. This movie requires Flash Player 9 With a couple of Scale Quail couples about fighting over turf, a Bobwhite Quail couple eased in and just ate and drank as if the other quail didn’t exist. It’s such great entertainment and challenge to bring that across in the still image. All this with the temp gauge saying 99 in the shade. That’s TX hot! Speaking of hot, check out Jake’s blog, the kid is taking no prisoners this summer! This movie requires Flash Player 9...

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on May 28, 2009 in Camera Tech

Nikon's Best Kept Secret

What lens took this photo of the Thunderbirds screaming by? It is probably the last one you would think of, it is Nikon’s best kept secret…until now!

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