Friday, May 11, 2012 11:19:47 PM
Well very nearly. It's been bright today, and dry. And it may even stay this way for a few days. Here's one happy duck enjoying the day.
Much of the rest of the day was a combination of great sightings and terrible photography. Here's my best shot of a greater spotted woodpecker just yards away from me.
Tonight I managed this shot of one of the two vixens.
And those are the good ones. I missed compeltely a shot of two foxes out on the pavement opposite the house. They were both prone on the ground, calling and screaming. I also missed a beautiful moment of two (yes, a pair) of fox cubs in the garden. At least the trail cam may have picked that one up but I won't be able to check until tomorrow.
Shutterbug came through the garden carrying something large, but disappeared behind a shrub before I could photograph him. At least he had the good manners to return, which is when I took this shot. Not great, but better than nothing.
Some days it goes like that. There'll be plenty more chances for something better, and seeing the cubs again is a highly promising sign. So that's it for tonight. A collection of 'might have beens'. But a good collection!Camera note: duck and woodpecker taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. The foxes were (and were not) photographed with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.