Flycatcher

Flycatcher

I’m not sure which flycatcher this is … but I like the little guy anyway. I’m not as concerned with formal identification as many birders. I just enjoy watching them and the challenge of trying to get a photo.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 1000 1/100 sec f/6.3

Weathering and Peeling Paint

Weathering and Peeling Paint

This is one of the bunkers at Fort Worden State Park. The steel doors are rusting and the paint is peeling (there’s uncertainty as to how long since they have been painted).

A great opportunity for abstract, still life photography.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm set at 400mm
  • ISO 400 1/400 sec f/10

Fort Worden Beach at Point Wilson

Beach at Fort Worden

As regular readers of my blog may have realized, I am a big fan of Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend. It has a large group of citizen volunteers (Friends of Fort Worden) that put in thousands of hours per year to keep the park centered on offering opportunities for continual learning.

This photo was taken from the dock running out to the Marine Science Center. It is also a composite of three images to make the panorama.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 58mm
  • ISO 100 1/800 sec f/7.1

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

I was down at Fort Worden for an event and got there a little early. Walking out on the dock to the Marine Sciences Center, I spotted a belted kingfisher sitting on the railing, watching the water for dinner. I was a little surprised that it let me get as close as I did. They are pretty camera shy.

I was taken by surprise and just shot with the settings that were on the camera. By the time I stopped to adjust the settings and get to a more reasonable ISO and shutter speed combination, the bird was gone.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikon 58mm
  • ISO 1000 1/6400 sec f/6.3

Salmonberry

Salmonberry by Allan J Jones Photography
Salmonberry

From flowers to berries… This was one of the first salmon berries that was showing color. I didn’t try this one, but I did have one from a bush nearby and it was still very sour. Still be maybe a couple weeks before they get sweet enough. Growing right along a main path in plain view, I bet it doesn’t last long enough to get sweet.

  • Camera: iPhone X
  • Back lens: 6mm
  • ISO 50 1/80 sec f/2.4

New Growth (Salal)

New Growth (Salal) by Allan J Jones Photography
New Growth (Salal)

Really nice to see the fresh greens of the new growth. It makes it seem like spring is really here. (even though as I write this it is cool and raining)

This was at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA.

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikkor 24-85mm set at 62mm

ISO 400 1/125 sec f/5.6

Kennewick and Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier and the Ferry Kennewick by Allan J Jones Photography
Mt Rainier and the Ferry Kennewick

The Washington State Ferry Kennewick leaving Port Townsend and heading to Coupeville on Whidbey Island with Mt Rainier in the distance. This image is a good example of the difference between what the eye can see and what shows up through an image system. I had to play all sorts of tricks to get Mt Rainier to show up … it was pretty faint at the time, but a lot more noticeable to the eye than what the sensor recorded.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: 28-300mm set at 300mm
ISO 200    1/640 sec    f/13

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