…morning light is magic…

Size Does Matter

Most of the time it’s difficult to get real close to wildlife.  Sometimes though you can get lucky and get close enough for a head shot or in this case,  a little too lucky, when you can barely get their head in the frame.  From the comfort of my stealth Honda, got this shot of a Great Blue Heron at Brazoria NWR.  While shooting at 500mm, he came close enough for what I’d call a beak shot.  Used a pano crop to highlight the length of his beak.  Size does matter, in the bird world.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter, handheld

1/200 sec @ F8, ISO 400, evaluative metering, + 1/3 exposure compensation, 500mm

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2 responses

  1. He was thinking “You meet the nicest people in a Honda”. Close can be good, like the crop.

    January 23, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  2. Thanks David. Sometimes close can be good.

    February 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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