Today I saw so many swathers out…it was amazing! Harvest is three - four weeks ahead of time. It comes with a price…crops have matured quickly and yield may be less than a bumper crop…time will tell.
I cannot take long photos of animals/birds because of the smoke and haze so I have been focusing on extending my depth of field and trying new settings on my camera. I usually take photos on Aperture F11 and depending on light and practice practice practice. My main lens F/4 300mm PF had to go for some maintenance, hopefully that is all, so this week I am working with an 18-300mm which was my"go to" lens for years.
Hard to adjust from subjects being “right in your face” to “telephoto” again…(@Helen you will understand!!! )…I feel like I am using something historical!
This week I have seen lots of geese in formation (yikes that is early), shorebirds have gone, hummers are gone, …my take - I think it was a few low temps we had at night the last two weeks 4-6 C, and the smoke, and lack of water and food source. Not enough rain, hot temperatures, and mankind has invaded too many habitats. I live in an area where usually I can go 5-10 km in any direction and I am in the wilderness, however, that is changing. I have to travel further and get away from the development, the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the noise and traffic. Sadly, that is not always “progress”.