Have Camera Will Travel


Yesterday I picked up my camera rig for the trip. I got an entry level Nikon D3100 and three lenses, 18-55mm, 55-200mm and a 70-300mm.

So I was up early this morning with nervous anticipation to try the new rig out. I went to the wilds of the Bonne Carre Spillway to see what I could find. I was looking forward to using the RAW picture format so I could take advantage of the digital darkroom software I have. I’m glad I did because I was plagued with low light conditions. I quikly found out that low light = high ISO’s, and slow shutter speeds. But this was great because it’s the kind of conditions I am going to encounter in the Andean Cloud Forest of Ecuador.

It was off to the races lierally as I was chased out of one location by an impassible road and an ominous thunderstorm. Then I raced the rain back to my next location. I spent two hours in the wilderness running from dog packs, dodging bullets, and snapping photos. I took 64 pictures in all.

Then it was back to the digital darkroom.

Birds Viewed: Red Wing Black Birds (Male and Female), White Ibis, White Heron, Great Blue Heron, Gray Kingbird (Added this one to the Life List), and a fly-by, by some ducks (Resident Mallards I think).


Here are my locations from the Spot GPS


Great Blue Heron


Red Wing Blackbird (Male and Female)


Gray Kingbird

Here is the link all the ones I proccesed in the digital darkroom.

or view all 18 items as a slideshow

The adventure begins in 7 days

About BayouRat

Adventure Traveler, Amateur Rocket Scientist, Computer Nerd
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