Jays, Pinyon and Scrub

Pictures: Here is a Pinyon Jay and a Scrub Jay. The lighting is very different in these shots although the camera settings stays pretty much the same all the time is the time of day that makes the difference. The Pinyon Jay was shot at high noon and the Scrub Jay much later in the day around 4 pm and I think the later shot makes a for a much better photo. It is hard to compensate for the harsh light of mid day in post. I know better but I just can’t help but to take that shot whenever I see it 😊

Pinyon Jay.

Scrub Jay.

Friend/Kayak : Today Dale took his Kayak down to the lake to paddler around a bit and let me try it out for a few minutes. I have long wanted something to get on the water in order to photograph birds but worry about where I would haul it on the RV and just how much I would use it if I had one. Also, I worry a bit about getting my camera gear wet!

Night Folks

4 thoughts on “Jays, Pinyon and Scrub

  1. The jury is out on kayaks. In about 15 years of observation, I can think of only three people (or couples) who have acquired a kayak and then kept at it long enough to be useful. Seems like everyone else bought an inflatable, then a better inflatable, and then a hard sided one, and then sold everything and gave it up as way more work than pleasure. Never tried it myself as being out on the water holds little appeal to me.

    Virtual hugs,


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    1. Hi Judie, thanks for the feed back. I see a lot of Kayaks strapped to RV …. far more then I see in water. So I am not so sure that I would be any different than all the others. I don’t like the ideal of strapping one to the RV …. but I do like the ideal of getting on the water once and a while. Something I think about sometimes ….


  2. For under $350 dollars you could just get one of the small Nikon waterproof cameras, an inner tube or raft (better yet one of those inflatable pool chairs with cup holders), and a lifejacket. No hauling a kayak around on your rig, no having to take it down to the water and dragging it back, and no worries about getting your camera wet. You’ll just need to convince the birds to move in close to you, but then again you could just point the camera down and start photographing fish and other aquatic life. 🙂

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