Archive for May 4th, 2010



A Little Spoonbill Love

Believe it or not, I am actually coming to the end of my series from the trip to St Augustine. One, maybe two more, Pics of the Day.

For today, lets do Roseate Spoonbills. I did a similar set from Merritt Island in January. Spoonbills, in all the splendor of full breeding plumage, were abundant at the Alligator Farm this year. In the past the most I have ever seen at the same time is 2. This year there at least 20. I don’t think any bird has more spectacular breeding plumage. It is so vivid, and so unlikely!

Add with the Canon SX20IS. All in Programmed auto.

1) 560mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1250 @ ISO 160

2) 560mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1250 @ ISO 80

3) 470mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 100

4) 470mm @ f5.7 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 125

Similar treatment in Lightroom. A touch of Recovery and Fill Light. Blackpoint right. Added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

And finally, a little video.