Morning hike & shoot at Ford County Lake (4 November 2016)
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About This Shoot
Date: 4 November 2016
Location: Ford County SFL, Kansas
Shoot Type: Wildlife
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A beautiful, crisp fall morning for a hike around the upper end of Ford County Lake. Did a little foliage and native grass photography in the warm, very early light. Birds photographed included Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, and White-crowned Sparrow

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4 November 2016

Morning hike & shoot at Ford County Lake


Sat, 5 Nov 2016 15:23:51 -0500
Early morning photography hike around Ford County SFL. 4 November 2016
A arrived at Ford County lake just prior to sunrise and completed a nearly 4 mile hike around the lake with my Nikon D500 and 200-500mm lens. There were still some pockets of fall color hanging around some of the Cottonwoods and much of the Little Bluestem was in a wonderful warm orange-red hue. Birds photographed included Downy Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, Cedar Waxwing, and White-crowned Sparrow.

Cottonwood leaves in color

Golden Cottonwood leaves

Little Bluestem in warm morning light

Little Bluestem seed heads

Little Bluestem seed heads

Dark-eyed Junco in poor light

Downy Woodpecker atop a Cottonwood branch

Vivid fall color of a Maple seedling

Maple seedling macro

Vivid fall color of a Maple seedling

Cedar Waxwing

White-crowned Sparrow
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