I've been having a ball up here in NW Wisconsin despite some rainy weather. Looks like it should be clearing for the rest of the week- I'm excited to visit Crex Meadows tomorrow. I'm staying at my folk's place on a private lake with great birds, so I set up my little portable photo blind near their feeder tray and put up some picturesque branches on each side for perches. Then it was a matter of chilling out in the camp chair built into the blind and crushing birds from a few meters away as they came in. Light was low on the cloudy, rainy days yesterday and today so I was shooting at 640 or 800 ISO. I just ran these through Noiseware to counteract the sensitive ISO. Otherwise the light was nice and even- rich colors that I don't always get on the high plains or mountains of Colorado. For a topper, a Black Bear walked through the cabins after dinner tonight- I snapped a quick pic on my iPhone out the screen door but it sat down about 50 meters away at the edge of the woods to contemplate its next move- time enough for me to grab my telephoto rig and get a few nice shots.
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