Virginia Eastern Shore

Discussion in 'Nature' started by scott, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Kiptopeke State Park is on the Chesapeake Bay, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We tend to go there a couple of times a year to camp, watch birds, and go beachcombing.

    This year we went for part of spring break. Spring was delayed and a lot of the birds we expected weren't there yet, and the weather was all over the map (everything from hail to glaring sun, in four days), but it was a good trip.

    I used a G3 and a G1 with the 20/1.7, the 100-300, and a Kowa spotting scope with an adapter.

    Killdeer - G3 & 100-300mm

    Dunes and pine scrub - G1 & 20mm

    Ospreys building nest - G1 & Kowa TSN-2 + 800mm adaptor

    The full Flickr set is here:
    Kiptopeke State Park 2013-04 - a set on Flickr
  2. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut Subscribing Member

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Nice set! I particularly like the piping plover and the osprey carrying the branch.

    I was at Kiptopeke in March, and the birds were sparse. (It was sunny but cold and windy.) I did get a few keepers, but not many. I wish I could figure out how to best shoot the concrete ships. This was the best that I got.

    Concrete ships at Kiptopeke by foxtail_1, on Flickr
  3. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Thanks! And yeah--the birds were sparse even in the first week of April. It's probably getting really good right about now. :)

    The ships are challenging--they look cool, but with a wide-angle or normal lens, they're just a sliver on the horizon. And with a telephoto, you don't get the whole lineup.