For the fifth straight year, my daughter (now 12) and I spent two days wandering county roads south of the Platte River between Grand Island and Kearney, Nebraska, in search of Sandhill Cranes. It's an easy search. Half a million of these handsome birds stop in central Nebraska for six weeks each spring to rest and bulk up for their migration to their summer breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. This year, we found more large gatherings of cranes than ever before. That, combined with the better lenses we took with us, made for a very productive photo outing.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, November 4, 2013
Lincoln Christian Crusaders are having perhaps their best season ever, and that happily coincided with my own piqued interest in shooting sports. My inaugural outing went OK. I learned a lot, and wanted to correct some mistakes at my next outing. The next home game was the final regular season game, which is traditionally when the team's seniors are honored. This also happened to be head coach Matt Farup's 100th game coaching the Crusaders. LCS won the game, finishing the regular season at 7-1 and earning a #2 seed in the playoffs. In short, it was a special occasion for several reasons.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Canon SX280 HS. The SX280 is slightly larger than the SD870, but is still very pocketable. The big win comes with quite a number of feature improvements that have worked their way into pocket cameras during the five years since the SD870 was made. Below, you'll find my initial thoughts after playing with the new toy for a little while.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Central Flyway to photography Sandhill Cranes together. It's a fun trip, and one that we've made for four years now. My previous blog post explained the basics of the great Sandhill Crane migration and gave tips on how best to enjoy their annual, spring stop-over in central Nebraska. This time, I wanted to share a play by play of our most recent trip.