David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Monthly Archives: June 2016

Looking For A Snack

There were about two dozen hummingbirds around a feeder.  They didn’t seem to mind me being close so I set up a Day Lily potted plant about three feet from the feeder.  After setting up my camera I rotated the plant until I liked what I was seeing in the view finder.  I looked at the background and knew it was far enough away to give a pleasant blur.  It wasn’t long before several started checking out the flower giving me several different captures.  They are always fun to watch.

Nikon D300s, 500mm, f/4.0, 1/1000, ISO 200, filler flash

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Red-headed Woodpecker

This is a Red-headed Woodpecker recently taken in Huntsville, Texas.  I was looking out the kitchen window and noticed some frequent visits from a couple of these beautiful birds.  Their colors are vibrant and stand out.  Hard to pass up an opportunity for a few captures.  After setting up it didn’t take long before they came back for a visit.  There were other birds in the mix but these were the stand outs that I had been wanting to take for some time.  Between all the rain we have been having here in south Texas it was a good weekend.

Nikon D800, 500mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 800

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