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.

7 Responses to “2/5/2010”

  1. 02/05/2010 at 7:28 am

    Just beautiful


  2. 2 Wendy Hollands
    02/05/2010 at 8:04 am

    he is really beautiful I have never seen one of theses guys.

  3. 02/05/2010 at 8:05 am

    Just a wonderfulfeeling looking at the bird. Hunkered down waiting for a cuppa tea on a cold day?

  4. 02/05/2010 at 11:18 am

    wow for birdlovers jbuca

  5. 02/05/2010 at 11:32 am

    Great bird. Reminds of past trips to Texas. Hoping to make it back again in April!

  6. 02/05/2010 at 5:37 pm

    That’s one chilly, unhappy looking bird!

  7. 02/06/2010 at 8:06 am

    Almost looks prehistoric. A Beautiful bird – and a wonderful capture!!

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