Archive for February 5th, 2010



Tricolored Heron

My last day at the Space Coast Birding Festival in Titusville, FL turned dark, dreary, damp, cold, and windy. Oh well, you get those days, even in Florida, in winter. I pushed the ISO setting on the PhotoScope to 200 and hoped for the best.

Cooperative birds make PhotoScoping, or any long-lens bird photography, easy…or easier anyway, and the herons are without doubt the most cooperative photographic subjects (who are not working for pay). As noted in a previous post on Great Blues, they pose.

Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at about 40x, or 1600mm equivalent field of view. 1/40th @ ISO 200. Metered at about f5.6.

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

From Space Coast Birding.

And a bonus shot.