2/17/2011: Rosy spoons 2

I promised you an unrelenting diet of Roseate Spoonbills for a few days here and this gentleman, resting in a mangrove, is the second helping. Roseates must lose a lot of heat through that bill, since when resting they always tuck it well into the back feathers. The only trick to a shot like this is catching the eye open.

Here is the same bird, from the same spot with less zoom.

Canon SD4000IS behind the 15-56x Vario eyepiece on the ZEISS DiaScope 65FL for the equivalent field of view of 3000mm and 1000mm, 3000mm @ 1/500th @ ISO 160, f8.5 effective (scope limited), and 1000mm @ 1/640 @ ISO 250, f4.5 effective (camera limited). 

Processed for clarity and sharpness in Lightroom.

4 Responses to “2/17/2011: Rosy spoons 2”

  1. 02/17/2011 at 2:49 pm

    Awesome pic, love how the “dinosaur head” is showcased in the first one!

    02/18/2011 at 4:22 am

    Wow !!!! Great shot !!! Nice picture !! Where did you take it ?

  3. 3 singraham
    02/18/2011 at 4:29 am

    All the rosys this week have been at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Black Point Drive 🙂

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