"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Shooting Through the Roof

It is widely known that most wildlife, including birds, are not intimidated by automobiles.  Wildlife often see cars and trucks on a daily basis and learn that they are harmless, albeit noisy, things and learn to accept their presence.
Photographers can take advantage of this conditioning to traffic by using their vehicle as a mobile blind.  At least 95% of the photographs that I take of wildlife are taken from a vehicle.  If the subject animal is at such a distance that I will not startle it by getting out, I sometimes will stand near the vehicle and shoot over the roof or hood for a better angle.
For bird photography a sunroof can be indispensable when taking photos of a bird directly overhead.  I consider the sunroof so important that I would not likely consider purchasing an automobile without one.  All of the following photographs were taken through an open sunroof…
Black-crowned Night Heron...
 
White Pelican...
 
 
Barred Owl...
 
 
 
Trumpeter Swan...


Pileated Woodpecker...

 
Great Horned Owl...
 


Cedar Waxwing...

 
Eastern Meadowlark...
 
 


Coopers Hawk...

 
Black Vulture...
 
 
 

Osprey...

 
Indigo Bunting...
 

Belted Kingfisher...


Bald Eagle...


Orchard Oriole...

 
Red-shouldered Hawk...
 
 
 

Snowy Owl...
 
 

I want to say "welcome back" to all of my regular visitors and say "thanks for visiting" to those who have just discovered the blog.
I wish you happiness and good health in the new year.  Come back soon.

1 comment:

  1. hi!
    Beautiful serie of birds! Amazing some of them.
    Looking forward to your Pictures 2014.
    Majsan//

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