Creeper in the Woods

While driving through the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, it’s always good to keep your eyes open for the Brown Creeper, which walks up the trunk of trees foraging for food.  It’s always a bonus for photographers when a creeper appears in the right light, not too far away, with a nice background, and the bird is located in exactly the right place on the tree trunk–and not too far up.  In other words, the moon and planets must virtually line up, so to speak.  I was quite fortunate on Nov. 9, 2015, to get this opportunity.

7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 11:29 a.m.

While driving through the woods at the Ridgefield NWR, it’s always good to keep your eyes open for the Brown Creeper, which walks up the trunk of trees foraging for food.  It’s always a bonus for photographers when a creeper appears in the right light, not too far away, with a nice background, and the bird is located in exactly the right place on the tree trunk–and not too far up.  In other words, the moon and planets must virtually line up, so to speak.  I was quite fortunate on Nov. 9, 2015, to get this opportunity.

7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 11:29 a.m.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

My Gear:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV & Grip
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EF 500mm f4L IS II
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4L
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 1.4X III Extender
  • Canon 2x III Extender
  • Canon 580EX Flash
  • Zoom H1 Recorder
  • Better Beamer
  • Manfrotto tripod/monopod
  • Manfrotto Gimbal Head
  • Sandisk Compact Flash Cards
  • The Molar Bean Bag by Vertex
  • Joby Gorillapod Focus & Ballhead
  • Canon EG200 Backpack
  • Storm Jacket Camera Cover
  • Kinesis Safari Sack
  • Original Bug Shirt Elite Edition

Software:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic
  • Nik Color EFEX Pro 4
  • Nik Sharpener 3
  • Nik Dfine 2.0
  • Nik Viveza 2
  • Nik HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Analog Efex Pro