Weekly Photo Challenge: Wildlife

The theme for the WordPress photo challenge this week is “wildlife.” This was a bit of a tough one for me. We have lots of domestic animals around (sheep, cows, cats, etc.) but getting a good wildlife photo can be tough. Our wildlife tends to be fast and good at hiding. I got lucky and caught  a snake (ok, someone else technically caught it for me) and also took some bird photos. Bird photos always make me wish for a longer lens, but I’m just not willing to pay for something longer than my current 200mm. I was proud of getting that close to the hummingbird while she was perched in the tree.

Panasonic Lumix ZS1 @ f/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 80

Eastern garter snake

Nikon D90 w/ Nikon 18-200@ 200mm, f/5.6, 1/200s, ISO 400

Male goldfinch

Nikon D90 w/ Nikon 18-200@ 200mm, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400

Female ruby-throated hummingbird


About amcnabb3

I’m a high school math teacher who loves teaching and photography.

Posted on May 10, 2011, in Animals, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The b&w of the snake is gorgeous! You did a nice job with the birds, too, but the b&w added an elegant element, not to mention the curvature of the snake. Nice post.

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