01
Feb
11

1/2/2011: GBH on a palm, viera Wetlands

I could not resist this Great Blue Heron on the palm top, among the fronds of neighboring palms…even though I knew it would be a soft image at best…the wind was blowing so hard and the magnification needed to fill the frame was so high that despite my best efforts there was going to be some softening due to camera motion. It was just such a classic composition. You can see what I was dealing with in the video below. I had to put the video through the heaviest level of image stabilization in Sony Vegas at that.

Canon SD4000IS behind the 15-56x Vario eyepiece on the ZEISS DiaScope 65FL for the equivalent field of view of a 4700mm lens, 1/1000th sec. @ ISO 125. Effective aperture f13.

Here it is pulled back to about a 3000mm equivalent.

And here is the video. I left the sound in, just for effect. 🙂

GBH on a Palm and in the Wind.
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3 Responses to “1/2/2011: GBH on a palm, viera Wetlands”


  1. 02/01/2011 at 10:13 am

    Nice find, Steve. I love Great Blue Herons, but they don’t often give you such a scenic perch to shoot!


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