We were back at the Merced Nature reserve this past weekend and there are more Sandhill Crane's than the week before, plus a few geese had arrived, though they aren't expected in numbers for a few more weeks.
Getting the hankering for some image stabilized glass, my old 50-500mm Sigma isn't stabilized and even on a tripod it's hard to get sharp images at the distances i was shooting.
It's easy to get to the Reserve from 99, just take Sandy Mush road around 13 miles west and (...)
Saturday, October 1st was the day of the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk 2016 (#WWPW2016) and as the one in Fresno was in an area I'd sooner not leave my car, especially loaded with camera gear, I chose to head north and drove up to Merced, to join the walk organized by the Merced Camera Club.
I met them in the parking lot of the Applegate Zoo at 6:45 AM and we headed off along Bear Creek for a little over (...)