Looking At You!

Looking At You!

We went back to the pond behind the amphitheater on Jekyll Island for our digiscoping workshop, since, as they say, the pickings were easy there.  Lots and lots of immature Yellow-crowned Night Herons perched out in the early sun. I was tucked back in the shade of the trees on the bank, but this youngster must have seen the glint of the light in my objective lens. I certainly saw the glint of light in his eye.

Zeiss PhotoScope at about 1400mm equivalent. 1/130th @ ISO 200. Approximately f5.0. Programed auto.

A touch of Recovery in Lightroom for the feather highlights. Added Clarity and just a bit of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset. Cropped from the right for composition.

From Colonial Coast 09.

6 Responses to “10/13/2009”

  1. 10/13/2009 at 6:57 am

    Superior images;what equipment do you use? I some how can’t get excited about bird pictures. What other animal can you focus on? joe giambelluca

  2. 2 Wendy
    10/13/2009 at 7:09 am

    wow that is a great shot

  3. 10/13/2009 at 4:03 pm

    Beautiful shot! like all the spider webs in the background~

  4. 10/13/2009 at 8:07 pm

    Interesting shot, and great pose. The branch makes it look like the bird has a handle on its back.

  5. 10/14/2009 at 8:10 am

    Great shot. Lots of bird subjects to choose from behind Jekyll Island’s amphitheater. Other animals that visit: deer, raccoon, squirrel

  6. 10/14/2009 at 8:42 am

    I love the look you’re getting here. 🙂 Great shot.

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