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I would like to dedicate my Blog to my best friend and fellow photographer, Jerry Fritsch. We lost Jerry January 10, 2017
November- December 2017
It was slow photography wise for anything new. Did get a few things at East Fork State park and French Park. It was a rare photo opportunity to get pictures of a Pelican at East Fork lake.
The Dunlin was shot in a light mist rain in low light at East Fork Lake. Pileated and Coyote were photographed at French Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. All with Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport on a monopod.
This last month was still bringing in migrators heading south at East Fork Lake. Most of the images were take at or near the main swimmers beach. All photos were shot with Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport lens on a tripod or monopod.
This month at East Fork State park had a few unusual birds to show up. A Neotropic Cormorant showed up and stayed around the backside of the lake. It is very rare for Ohio. I think it has only be seen maybe half dozen times before in Ohio. Also in the same area we had a Immature Little Blue Heron. Then there was a American Golden Plover show up at main swimmers beach. Another unusual visitor was the Ruddy Turnstone. Went to White Water Park one Sunday and Photographed a Hooded Warbler and female Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
The month of August is the start of shore birds showing up at East Fork State Park. Quite a verity are already stopping at or near the main swimmers beach. Photos were taken with a Nikon D7200 with a Sigma 150-600 sport lens ether on a monopod or tripod with gimble head.
Bronze Copper Butterflies were taken at Armleder Park Cincinnati, Ohio. Nikon D7200 Open wing Sigma 180 and closed wing Nikon 105 Macro. Buckeye, Dickcissel, and Goldfinch was at Armleder and shot with Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport on a monopod. Spicebush was at Eastfork State park near Cincinnati, Ohio. Nikon d7200 and sigma 180 macro.
Summer Tanager was taken in Ault Park, Thrush at Kanawha State forest in WV. Both Herons at Oxbow in IN. Butterflies at Eastfork State Park.
All with Nikon D7200 birds Sigma 150-600 sport. Butterflies with Sigma 180 macro.
Took a trip to Lake Erie Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve. Photo of Thrush, Magnolia and Red head were taken there. Solitary and Least Sandpipers were from Armleder park Cincinnati.
All photos with Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport
Wilson snipe and palm warbler were from Armleder Park. Yellow-throated warbler was taken at Shawnee State park near Portsmouth Ohio. Turkey and Prothonotary were taken at East Fork State Park. All photos with a Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport.
Had a quick snow one Sunday morning and got out early to French Park to get a few winter shots. Spring has sprung and found a pool with toads mating at Armleder Park. Baby owls taken at Lake Isabella Park
Images taken with Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport lens.
February 18-19, 2017
Saturday I took a few photo club members out to East Fork State Park to photograph Salamanders and Frogs. We got lucky and found a Spotted Salamander and Spring Peeper frogs for them to shoot. This was a first for all of them photographing Salamanders and Spring Peepers mating.
The Killdeer and Spring Peepers were shot at East Fork and the Coopers hawk and downy were taken at Armleder Park Sunday afternoon. The spring peepers photo and video were shot with a Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport with a 1.4 sigma TC on a tripod. The other photos were with the Sigma 150-600 on a monopod.
Spring Peeper Frog
February 11-12, 2017
Went to Armleder Park Saturday Morning looking to see if I could find the beavers. Was able to get a few shot of one when he swam around to check me out. It was warm Saturday and we had a good rain during the night so I headed to East Fork to see if I could find Wood Frogs and Salamanders. Found both at one of my favorite vernal ponds.
All photos shot with Nikon D7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport except the Spotted Salamanders was with Sigma 180 macro.
February 5, 2017
I had a chance to stop at Magee Marsh for a short time after a work service call. I was lucky to get to see and Photograph for the first time a Northern saw-whet owl. All Photos of birds taken with Nikon d7200 and Sigma 150-600 sport lens on monopod. Lighthouse sigma 17-70 hand held.
Well the year didn't start out well, I lost my best friend Jerry Fritsch, Jerry passed away January 10th. I along with may others will miss him dearly. He loved photography and was always willing to help newer photographers get started.
It is difficult getting back out into the field shooting without him, but I know he would want me to keep going out and always trying to improve to get the next great shot. So here are some images from this month.
The Wood Duck is a photo taken from the last outing when we were out together at the Cincinnati Zoo January 1, 2017.