1/28/2011: Tricolor, Viera Wetlands

Tricolored Heron is among the most striking of the herons…more colorful by far than a GBH…but much harder to photograph. Unlike a GBH, the Tricolor rarely stands still, sits still, or is otherwise other than in rapid motion. Or so it seems most of the time. This bird was racing up and down the little band of open water next to the dyke at Viera, catching fish as it went. Getting it in frame was a challenge. Keeping it there more-so. Still, gotta try with a bird like this.

Canon SD4000IS behind the eyepiece of the 15-56x Vario eyepiece on the ZEISS DiaScope 65FL for the field of view of a 1000mm lens, 1/1250th @ ISO 200. Effective aperture of f5 (set by camera). Programmed auto.

Lightly processed in Lighroom for clarity and sharpness.


6 Responses to “1/28/2011: Tricolor, Viera Wetlands”

  1. 1 Barbara
    01/28/2011 at 7:14 am

    A very nice Photo, Love the water birds
    The iomage of the Heron is very nice and sharp
    did you use a Zoom for this –Barb

  2. 2 singraham
    01/28/2011 at 7:21 am

    Used a P&S camera and a spotting scope 🙂

  3. 3 Wendy Hollands
    01/28/2011 at 8:14 am

    beautiful clarity & vibrant colours!!

  4. 4 eileen
    01/28/2011 at 7:37 pm

    Beautiful bird and photo.

  5. 01/28/2011 at 10:32 pm

    Nice shots, Steve. I agree, Tricolored Herons are hard to get good shots of. (Reddish Egrets are much the same, in fact.) You got a couple of nice ones here, though!

  6. 02/05/2011 at 7:07 pm

    Gosh, I hate to sound like a broken record, but these photos are just stunning. You find the most amazing things to photograph.

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