06
Jan
09

1/6/2009

Spoonbills

Spoonbills

Another shot from the feeding/mating party at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Roseate Spoonbills. A male displaying either aggression toward another male or interest in a female???

Again, even the intense pink of the bird’s plumage would have over saturated the sensor and burned out the highlights with normal exposure in the full sun. -1.7 EV Exposure Compensation set in the menu kept the exposure within the usable range for the sensor. With fast action like this, quick reflexes and fast auto focus are required. One you develop. The other has to be built into the camera. The H50 manages, just about as well as I do.

Sony DSC H50 at full zoom (465mm equiv.). F5.6 @ 1/800 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto with -1.7 EV.

Recovery for the highlights in Lightroom. Added Clarity and Vibrance. Landscape sharpen preset. Uncropped.

The image is from the Sanibel and Everglades Gallery.

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