1/26/2011: GBh, the portrait, Viera Wetlands

One of the clear advantages of Viera Wetlands for photography is the fact that you can get ridiculously close to the birds. So close that your average 600mm lens can fill the frame most of the time, and a digiscoping rig will give you intimate portraits like this one. The birds are used cars on the dyke and pay not the least attention. They will even, most of the time, let you get out and set up your tripod within 50 feet without flushing. Especially Great Blue Herons.

Canon SD4000IS behind the 15-56x Vario eyepiece of the ZEISS DiaScope 65FL for the equivalent field of view of something like a 4000mm lens, 1/1250th @ ISO 160, effective aperture f11. Programmed auto.

Processed lightly in Lightroom for Clarity and sharpness.

And one more for varieties sake.


2 Responses to “1/26/2011: GBh, the portrait, Viera Wetlands”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    01/26/2011 at 7:36 am

    WOW these are fantastic!!

  2. 01/26/2011 at 9:06 am

    This is truly amazing, I would love to go there and shoot!

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