October 28th, 2011 – Avian Friday: Great Blue Heron
I think we are a little spoiled here in the Pacific Northwest with an abundance of nature and wildlife subjects. Take for instance this weeks bird – the Great Blue Heron. They are fairly common in the area and I sometime have a tendency to take photographing them for granted as some folks rarely get a chance to see these birds. This is one of the first wildlife opportunities I’ve had with a newly acquired Canon 5D Mark II body and 70-200/2.8 version 2 lens. The result is quite pleasing especially considering the fact that stacked teleconverters were used while still retaining nice image quality.
View of a Great Blue Heron Feeding at Montlake Fill. Seattle, Washington
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II, Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm/f2.8L II IS + EF 1.4X and 2X Rear Extenders, Focal length: 326mm, Aperture: f5.6,
Sensitivity: ISO 1000, Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority, Support: Hand-held. .
Post-processing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
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