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on Jul 3, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

It wasn’t a long for looks

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The Violet-green Swallows at Mono Lake for the most part were all on eggs. This time of year, you can always count on some being late, having a nest failure and renesting, something making them think about sex and not photographers. I had that 600VR over my shoulder, I had to make it earn its keep for the morning. This male had just brought its mate a fresh feather and was feeling quite pleased with himself. Can you tell?

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The main reason I took the 600VR with me was because on our last visit, I had seen a Sage Thrasher working the shrubs. I was hoping it was still around and with all the summer tourist that head to South Tufa, would be a little more habituated. Well, we found the little guy and he was pretty cooperative. The problem was time, we were out for landscapes and not wildlife so Jake and I made clicks while we could and then off we went on to other great light up the hill.

It was a good morning!

Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17e on Lexar UDMA digital film

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