Archive for November 15th, 2009




Great Kiskadee: Rio Grande Valley

So…you may have to indulge my other passion for a few days here. I am still actually in the Rio Grande Valley, and I will be going out in a few moments for some more PhotoScoping of birds. This Kiskadee was right off the observation deck at Estero Llano Grande State Park and World Birding Center. It is one of the typical valley birds that makes the whole place feel so tropical!

Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at about 40x (field of view of a 1600mm lens on a full frame DSLR). 1/500th at ISO 100. Metered at about f5.0.

Very minimal processing in Lightroom. Added Clarity, a very small amount of Vibrance (out of┬áhabit…it did not really need any), and very gentle sharpening via the Sharpen Landscape preset.

From Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL.