I didn’t know the name of this bird when I first shot it, and found out later that it’s the Roseate Spoonbill. The pink color made me think of the flamingo but it’s obvious that it’s lacking the extreme long neck that the flamingo has. I took these at the Animal Kingdom, it was extremely cold and I didn’t spend as much time on it as I would like. The bird’s body being very light was overexposed. I used evaluative metering for my setting, I think spot metering might have captured the bird image better. This is not the best choice of lens also, I should have switched to my zoom lens. My only excuse, it was too cold.
I wish he had looked up.
The black swan heading towards the waterfall. I think the zoom lens would have created a nicer bokeh background.
This was taken from the Killimajaro Safaris ride, I switched to my zoom lens then.
They didn’t stop the vehicle long enough, one thing I noticed about these birds is that they can’t stay still for a long period of time.
See what I’m talking about, only if they all looked up at the same time, that would be a sight.
Back on foot again, this time at my own pace. The zoom lens creates a nice bokeh background that my wide angle lens wouldn’t be able to.
Great pics, Nye. That first one is fantastic!
Thanks Jeffrey, cropping the image for posting helps. 🙂
Capturing birds requires more patience than I have. Your commitment to recording your choices and learning from the results impresses me very much. I enjoyed the roseate spoonbill and the black swan.
Gerry, thanks. I have lots of patience but I can’t say that Lee and Bo would have the patient to wait for me. Posting and recording my exif data takes a lot of my time but it does help me to have a better understanding of what I’m doing.
How old is Lee she looks big. How are you doing.
Hi na, I’m doing good. Lee is 9, she does look old for her age.
This is a great collection of birds. And many that I’ve never seen before either. I really like the last photo with the fern tree as it reminds me of the rainforest.
Cambree, the place is well kept and a great replica of different parts of the world. I like bird watching, but it was too cold to stay in one place too long. I think I might have a better luck at the zoo this summer. 🙂
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