Jive Turkey Vulture
"Owning lots of expensive gear is very important. I helps those of us without talent appear as if we really know what we're doing" (Belmondo)
Those are great!
Hasselblad 500 C/M with 80mm/2.8 Zeiss Planar; Pentax Spotmatic F with 28/3.5, 50/1.4, 50/1.8, 135/3.5; Canon digital gear
I managed to take a couple of portraits of different Great Blue Herons on our Thanksgiving, Galveston Island trip. The first is a juvenile bird, very tame and very close. This image is essentially the entire sensor, handheld, out the SUV window. I always try to remember to shut off the engine for this kind of shot, pretty sure I did that this time.
The next image is an adult bird, from Bolivar Peninsula, just by Rollover Pass. I had to hike around him to get the proper sun angle and then remove my extender to get the entire bird in the viewfinder (scary stuff, handling all that glass and my 7dii, in the sand dunes. Made me wish for a vest). This is only very slightly cropped. I think the lovely yellow flowers may be Prickly Leaf Dogweed, whatever, I think they look fine with the Great Blue Heron.
Blue billed duck from our walks here in the uk - not sure what variety it is.
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 300 f4 IF ED
Nov 28, 2016 21:24 as a reply to shutterpat's post |
Weja wrote in post #18196163
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Wow. What a beautiful bird. Great job.
I saw the little lady Chaffinch again in the park. I'm truly amazed at how comfortable she is around me. Here are two more shots of her. Light was a big too harsh (and I could actually use the 400/5.6) but the sun is now so low in the sky that morning and late afternoon it is blocked by the buildings of the city and the tree-line of the park and I have no light, so it's either shooting during midday or not shoot at all and that's no option. I get very unhappy if I can't go out and shoot birds.
Joined Jan 2009
Lots of gear, with lagging skills
Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #18198169
the sun is now so low in the sky that . . . it's either shooting during midday or not shoot at all
Your midday light was great for this bird.
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