21-December-2012

Winter Soltice and The World Didn’t End.

I used the day to put together a time-lapsed video of the Hot Air Balloon ride that the Nikonians ANPAT 12 folks took earlier this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was two days after the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta finished. I’ll have another time-lapsed video of the mass ascension of over 500 balloons on the final day of the Fiesta.

The World Didn't Come to an End. Nikalien in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 6400, 16 mm, f/3.2, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
The World Didn't Come to an End. Nikalien in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 6400, 16 mm, f/3.2, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

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21-December-2006

Winter Solstice: Birds in the Backyard.

I caught this white-throated sparrow eating a red berry in my backyard. The Nikon 80-400 mm VR lens is problably my most used lens. It is light enough to be hand held, and gives the reach to get images of small birds.

White-throated Sparrow with Red Berry. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/6, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)

White-throated sparrow. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/6, 1/160 sec).