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Continuing right along in the weekly thread, this time I'm back to lots of BIF shooting, plus a heavy concentration on great blue herons who were particularly active and populous in the first weeks of January, as that's prime mating and nesting time for them.
The following shots were taken on January 5th, in the beautiful late afternoon light from 4:30pm to a little after 5pm...the skies were gorgeous, mostly blue and clear but with distant high puffy clouds dotting all around, making for some surreal backdrops. That plus the late low sunlight illuminating the birds from behind make them almost look cut-and-pasted onto fake sky backgrounds...but I promise those skies were really there! Once again demonstrating how South Florida, and Wakodahatchee Wetlands in particular, really become a BIF heaven for bird photographers - I barely moved from a roughly 20-foot boardwalk section, and photographed all of the following birds in just 30 minutes of shooting time. It's almost criminal how perfect the conditions can be here for BIF shooting!
All taken with the A6300 and FE100-400mm combo as usual, and all posted at 1400 pixels on the long side if you click the originals:
Great series of shots Justin. Most people overlook the White Ibis but I think they are one of the best looking birds in flight.
Very nice captures.
Nice series, especially the Black Crowned Knight Heron.
Here several from the Wetlands on Thursday and Friday.
Enjoyed the running commentary of the GBH...ours won't breed for a while yet.
This is the last set from my Cambria, CA trip in January. A-68 and 40-400mm G2.
Real nice shots of the towhee! I saw one when I was in California, but wasn't quite quick enough with the camera
Awesome as usual Rosco. You really catch the good light getting out so early - the Ibis is just perfect! I also really like the way you include the nice landscape.
Favorites - the Ibis, the Killdeers (amazing grab), the spider and the RWBB (nice tail spread).
Real nice Justin. The late afternoon sun is icing on the cake. The heron pair is a hoot! Great exposures too. Amazing that you can catch that many in flight shots in 30 minutes! I'm lucky if I see one a week
Nice sequence with an interesting HDR effect.
Those chicks sort of redefine ugly! Nice shots of the BCNH. Haven't seen one posted here in quite a while. In fact, I haven't seen one around my area in a long time either.
Very nice series Ed. I need to visit the area in the future.
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