Solar Eclipse 2017

I was lucky enough to witness the “Great American” 2017 Solar Eclipse in Orangeburg, South Carolina with my brother-in-law and a new friend. I only had my X Vario with a 70mm lens paired with a tripod and a Thousand Oaks solar filter.

On another note, I can’t believe there has not been a post since May! Gotta remedy that!

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Red-shouldered hawk and the Sunset

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I dug this old pic up from 2005 from when I took my old Canon 10D and 400mm f5.6 to the Everglades to do some nature photography. The sun was setting after a very stormy afternoon and caught this red-shouldered hawk admiring the sunset as much as I was.

It truly is amazing how photographs can bring you back to a certain moment. It seems I forget more than remember these days, but seeing this and I am immediately back in my old Ford Explorer, wet, cold and sitting on the side of the road watching the sun set when I noticed this hawk sitting on this old wooden structure about a quarter mile up the road. I moved my Explorer up to get the shot, took this picture, and shared a beautiful sunset with a magnificent creature. Certainly not a bad memory to recall!