Blue Heron Blast
kestrel © Robert Sommers 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Raptor and snake
My buddy Bruce has kicked his cancer.
All clean. I love the guy, was very worried about him.
He took a very rare day off today and accompanied me to the wildlife reserve. Bruce has always had a very sharp eye, he spotted this large red tailed hawk first.
It was sitting on the ground. We didn't know that he had a snake in his clutches.
I shot my 400mm handheld all day. Thing is so heavy it is like carrying an anvil around. And we hiked.
What I didn't know was that the VR was switched off.
Pictures maybe could have been a tad sharper but I am grateful for what I got!
I always feel good when I get raptors carrying snakes. It is so cool.
I had turned the vibration reduction off when I was shooting off the tripod. Forgot to turn it back on.
I am glad that it really isn't all that necessary. Especially when you are shooting wide open at 1/3200th of a second.
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