The American Goldfinch At The Celery Bog

Seeing The American Goldfinch At The Celery Bog

The last two days I spent a lot of my mornings out at the Celery Bog. In all honesty I did not make many photos. There just is not a lot going on out there right now. I watched some herons scratching, and saw some ducks swimming. Most of that even happened to far away for me to see. Seeing some flashes of yellow on the backside of the bog gave me a good reason to stay out there a while longer.

Trying Something New

I have been having fun for about a week or so making some videos with my Sony A9. It started with some hummingbird videos in my backyard, and this week it went with me to the Celery Bog. For the most part I have been collecting clips for future videos. This encounter with the papa goldfinch feeding his little one was a fun one that I wanted to share with this post. The fun part about making the videos is using my manual focus. It sounds like it would be super hard, but with the focus peeking on the Sony A9 it is actually very easy. This is my first real video that I have put together. I am going to have to get much better with the transitions in the future.

A Slow Time At The Bog

You would think that the migration would be in full swing right now, but it is a really slow time at the Celery Bog. If not for this walk on the backside of the bog I would not have made a single photo all day. I am glad that I walked back there though as the goldfinch were really busy feeding. It made a good walk into a pretty good content day.

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk

This year I am once again leading the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk on the campus of Purdue University. This is a very relaxed walk that will be more about the fun of making photos rather than making the best photo. All skill levels and ages welcome. You can click here to go right to the page for the Purdue photowalk.

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