Archive for February 6th, 2010



Limpkin Leavings

The Limpkin is a strange bird, only vaguely related to any other living bird species, and feeds almost exclusively on the Apple Snail. That long bill has a special grove tool that enables the Limpkin to pluck the snail from its shell. You rarely (or at least “I” rarely see) an Apple Snail shell like this one…whole.

I could not resist the shape and the light and got down on the ground with the filp out lcd of the Sony to take the pic.

Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/640th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

Added Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom. Blackpoint to the right. Sharpen landscape preset. Cropped for composition.

The Limpkin pic, by the way, was also taken out the window of the car with the Sony @ 465mm equivalent, though I have PhotoScoped pics of the same bird. That is how close I got. I have never seen a Limpkin this close!

From Space Coast Briding.