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Prairie Dogs

This is my 400th post since starting my blog in Jan 2011.  Thanks again Sheldon for talking me into doing it.  With 166 followers and over 67,000 hits, it’s been a very good time and thanks everyone for checking it out.

Here are some of my original targets from my trip to Lubbock, TX – prairie dogs.  They are cute little critters that I’m sure drive farmers crazy with all of their burrows in the fields.  They were very photogenic and would come out just after sunrise.

The youngsters were getting older but still fun to watch interacting with their parents.  I missed the money shot as one got too close to a burrowing owl and the owl attacked him.  Maybe next time…

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld out my car window

Aperture priority, 1/640 sec @ F9, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation


Aperture priority, 1/640 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation


Aperture priority, 1/500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 2000, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation


Aperture priority, 1/640 sec @ F7.1, ISO 3200, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation


8 responses

  1. Congratulations. I enjoy your work!

    June 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  2. Awesome Shots. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    June 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

  3. Congratulations. Great shots but the final one is stellar.

    June 13, 2016 at 5:14 am

  4. Lisa Nelson

    Great images Tim! They are so cute!

    June 13, 2016 at 6:02 am

  5. Thanks Belinda. Appreciate your support and comments.

    June 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  6. Thanks Krishna. They were fun to watch and photograph.

    June 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm

  7. Thanks Victor. It was fun to watch the youngsters interact with their parents. Got several shots in the series that included the last photo and liked that one the best.

    June 13, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  8. Thanks Lisa. It was nice to see something that we don’t get in our neck of the woods. I’m looking forward to my next trip up north.

    June 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

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