Challenge: Free Study 2011-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Mud Lake (Ottawa)
Date: Jul 10, 2011
Galleries: Blur, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2011
|Visiting a new area, Snaffles and I came across some birders. Most of them had 500 - 600mm telephotos. They were all shooting this green heron. So we joined them and what a find! The bird had no problem with shutters clicking! Plus his normal distance to us was between 20 - 35 feet. Occasionally getting within minimum focus distance, for the super telephotos. For roughly two weeks, he would feed at this spot. We were lucky to find this spot early. He is still around, but way less frequent. This bird actually helped me take the plunge. As I am now an owner, of a 500 f4L IS. Yeah, birding madness begin!
I really like this image. For me, it is one of those shots, where everything comes together. Shutter speed, subject, light, depth of field and then the subjects action. I really find the blur and lack of, make the shot. The water of the beak was a good bonus too. So with that, hope you all enjoy this image.
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