Wildlife and the Winter Sun

We have less sun than Portland and more snow than Buffalo. So, when a nice January day arrives, I work it. The golden hours at either end of the day are certainly magical, but the winter sun is low in the southern sky throughout the day, and the 9 AM – 3 PM brightness allows me to operate within the sweet spots of my camera and lens when photographing wildlife. The Black-capped Chickadees are fond of the mid-day sun as well!

Black-capped Chickadee feeding on Staghorn Sumac fruit; 23Jan2015

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Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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4 thoughts on “Wildlife and the Winter Sun

  1. Blue, blue skies, and soft lighting – your sunny winter days certainly make for pleasing results. Hope Mother Nature obliges with further opportunities through your long winter. Good to see sumac growing – comes in herb bottles this end.

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