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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Day 149

Still prowling around the Lee Metcalf NWR.  I think this is a Fox Sparrow. (1/500, f8, 400mm, ISO 500, -1/2 stop) (1/350, f8, 400mm, ISO 500, -1/2 stop, 100% crop) (1/500, f8, 400mm, ISO 500, -1/2 stop) ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 148

As I was easing my way through the Lee Metcalf NWR, I thought I saw a flicker of red… Maybe I am seeing…no wait! (1/250, f8, 400mm, ISO 500, -1/2) There is something there… (1/250, f8, 400mm, ISO 500, -1/2) I think I see…It’s…It’s… (1/250, f8, 400mm, ISO 500, -1/2) It’s a Pileated Pterodactyl! (1/250, […]

Day 147

Here is a Black-billed Magpie at the Lee Metcalf NWR. (1/125, f11, 400mm, ISO 500) ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 146

I was over in the Bitterroot Valley this week and stopped in at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge near Stevensville.  It was a very productive stop, both days.   This very attractive bird caught my eye. (Handheld Canon 400MM f5.6L on all photos) Part of the reason he caught my eye was he was hovering […]

Day 145

The Mighty Missouri is in full flow.  I have seen more water than this going over the dam…I think…Rainbow Falls and Dam. Usually you can walk across most of Crooked Falls without getting your socks wet… Still the Nikon Coolpix. ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 144

Along River’s Edge Trail with my $89.95 Nikon Coolpix! I only played with the light levels.  I did not reduce these: I just cropped them to fit here. ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 143

Just to show you don’t always need that super costly fancy professional lens and camera, these Western Griebes were shot with my 2008 vintage $89.95 Nikon six megapixel Coolpix L11… *** Mind you, that super costly fancy professional lens and camera can sure make things easier and more consistent, but they aren’t mandatory… ~Curtis in […]

Day 142

Red-necked Griebes on the southern edge of their range. (1/2000, f8, 400mm, ISO 400,1 00% crop) (1/2000, f8, 400mm, ISO 400,1 00% crop) ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 141

Spring seems to have arrived this last week…dandelions on Rivers Edge Trail!  Bees, too… (1/350, f8, 135mm, ISO 125) ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 140

I took my walk down by the River in a light rain, and when I was on the way home I saw this Bald Eagle gliding down river.  Just look at those talons under his tail feathers! (1/1000, f8, 400mm, ISO 400, 100% crop) (1/1500, f8, 400mm, ISO 400, 100% crop) (1/1000, f8, 400mm, ISO […]