Archive for February 2nd, 2010



Bittern in the Reeds

American Bittern at Viera Wetlands in Melbourne FL. Bitterns are hard to see. On rare occasions they will stand out in plain sight, but mostly they lurk in the deep reed beds, and this is a very typical view.

Surprisingly, the Auto Focus Assist on the Zeiss PhotoScope handled this well. I lost a few shots, and switched it off, for the final few…but most of the images were correctly focused.

Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at 1600mm equivalent field of view. 1/620th @ ISO 100. Metered at about f5.6. Programmed auto. Auto Focus Assist.

Added Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom. Sharpen Landscape preset. Blackpoint just slightly right.

From Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL.