Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D
Shutter speed: 1/2500 sec
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: Off –note flash is the only reliable way to freeze wings on these birds without motion blur Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: High-speed continuous shooting
Lens: EF500mm f/4L IS USM
Focal length: 500mm
Subject distance: 5.5 m
AF mode: AI Servo AF
White balance: Auto
Picture style: Standard
Color space: sRGB
For the last couple of evenings,Molly and I have sat out on the patio watching the Perseid meteor shower. It has been a bit ‘slow’ but we have seen several big fireball type meteors. I guess it is a perk of living at the edge of a small town with very little light pollution that we can watch on the patio–something that would not be possible at the old homestead.
Being close to the kitchen also makes it easy to get a snack and a cold drink.
Yeah, I know we are ‘roughing it” 🙂
According to all the TV talking heads– tonight is the night that everything picks up (peak ratings 150 meteors an hour +/-.
Best viewing will be after moon set (about 1am) and dawn.
Helps being retired or not having to get up and head to work anyway.
Lot’s of personal stuff–birthday (me),our niece Brandi is due to give birth any day now, and we are winding down our home projects.
Tuned the table saw and have new blades for an experimental picture treatment process we hope will allow us to display our photos economically.
Duck season is coming up soon and lot’s of work to be done at the farm.
Summer is coming to end soon–hope y’all are having fun and getting ready for the fall photography season for migratory birds.
Camera Club 1st meeting will be early September– yep—lots to do.
Since this is a photography blog– here is a bird I hope to see soon
Green Wing Teal