I just got back from 2 weeks in Florida. I was working at Palm Beach Photographic Centre. The first week was spent teaching at Fotofusion a week-long photo festival, and the second week I taught a bird photography class. During class we worked on Rear Button Focus, birds in flight; and looking for good backgrounds. In the computer lab I demonstrated techniques for making the bird images the best they could be. Needless to say I made a lot of bird images. So far I have kept about 3,000 bird images and I am sure I have already discarded about a 1,000. Here are a few of my favorites.
All images made with Canon 5D Mark 4 and Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens
Pied-billed Grebe, feeding its young, Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida 1/640 sec; f/9; ISO 320; 450mm; hand held
Snowy Egret with fish, Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida 1/640 sec; f/10; ISO 800; 200mm; hand held
Wood Stork, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida 1/500 sec; f/8; ISO 200; 552mm; hand held
White Ibis, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida 1/3200 sec; f/9; ISO 2500; 329mm; hand held
Wood Stork at sunrise, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida 1/6400 sec; f/20; ISO 100; 600mm; hand held
I am going back to Florida in 2 weeks to teach 3 classes at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre between Feb 23 - Mar 4. The first is "Expanding your Creativity with Time/Motion Techniques"; the second is "Advanced Editing: Using the Local Adjustment Tools to Take Your Images Beyond Ordinary" and the third is "Take Control of the Dark:Night Photography" for more info click here.