Another hawkfest is officially behind us but it was a great weekend of birding and seeing some friends on the east side of the state. Sales in the booth weren’t as high as we’d hoped but it was still a good weekend talking to people and being a part of a great festival.
One of the highlights Sunday while counting at the watch site was a reared Luna Moth that Don Sherwood brought. A beautiful speciman on a slow day at the watch meant only one thing, time for a setup! After scouring the woods for a nice perch, I placed it in an area with even light and a nice smooth background. The many photographers around took advantage of a beautiful species. After shooting for a while, Don noticed some sumac and we were able to switch perches to a sumac seed pod which made for a different type of image.
All in all, some nice images were taken and I think some bird photographers started to understand the amount of work behind other types of nature photography.