Unlike many other birds I see the Carolina Wren often before I hear its call. Living among the lower branches and often perched on stumps this tiny being is always a lovely sight. They build their nest on branches 3-6 ft off the ground, in stumps and in tree holes. A thicket seems to be a perfect home for this little beauty.
As mentioned in my previous blog posting when I rushed out to see the eclipse my tripod did not follow me. An unsteady camera with big lens pointed skyward and low aperture can create a serious of unusual effects. These are my favorite unexpected images.
I am a child of the moon and have been lucky to witness many of her magical events. On this night however a serious of unfortunate events lead me to a mad scramble whose result was forgetting my tripod. I was thankful to get anything which resembled the moon. Tomorrow I will share the avanguard versions of my moon photography.
While the shutdown is on DO NOT hike alone in Hot Springs National Park plus avoid evening hours. Every time the government is shutdown a certain element from the city moves in to sell drugs, poach, steal wood and vandalize. Rangers are not even driving the roads and the trails are abandoned. They have turned off all the mineral water fountains so you will have to bring your own.
Take a friend… my hiking buddy (beloved husband) is 6’3″ and always has my back while I focus on photography. Stay Safe!