Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blue Goose Trail

Look who I caught napping.

I was going to wait until January when I begin my new project to start blogging again.  I invested in a better camera, though, and need to learn to use it so I'll have decent photos.

Armed only with my new camera and a bottle of water, I braved the alligator-infested wetlands of the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge to bring you this photo of a...raccoon???   I took a walk along the Blue Goose Trail and spotted a striped tail near the top of a tree.  They look adorable when they're asleep.  Not so much when they're stealing your food right off the table.  They terrified a little boy who was camping near us at Tyler State Park...but that's another story...

I saw no gators and I was a little early for the winter flocks of geese.  Most of the birds I did see flew away before I could snap a photo.  I wasn't ready for the otter-looking creature that hopped across the path in front of me.  I tried unsuccessfully to capture birds in flight.  This is going to take some practice.

Hints, please!  

        

8 comments:

Tempo said...

Most new cameras will have a multi shoot setting for fast action. My new Lumix takes up to 20 shots a second which is great for flying birds etc

Rachel Cotterill said...

I would so love to see a raccoon! :-)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I don't think I've ever seen a sleeping raccoon. That's actually kinda neat!

Brian Miller said...

aww that is really cute...nice capture...and great to see you...smiles.

Claire said...

ah how sweet! i put my camera on sport mode and drive mode for multiple shots at a fast shutter speed to try and catch moving things! but of course you still have to be ready to press the button!

Jen said...

@Tempo: Thanks! I'll find it on my camera and practice.

@Liz: I hadn't either until yesterday. There's no mistaking that tail, though!

@Brian Miller: Great to be seen and know I haven't been forgotten.

@Claire: So walking down the trail with the lens cap on not such a bright idea...

Anita said...

Welcome back Jen!!!

What'cha been doin'? :)

Have fun with the new camera. I'm hoping to get one soon.

Jen said...

@Rachel: Go camping in Florida and leave a cooler out. You'll see dozens.

@Anita: I could have saved a bunch by shopping QVC. They have amazing sales on electronics.

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