A Better Day at the Rookery

My camera club had a followup visit to the Venice Rookery last Tuesday.  It was a much, much better morning for shooting with plenty of activity on the island and the surrounding area.  The hard part wasn’t what to shoot but deciding what to set up for.  The range of plumage colors from the deep black of an Anhinga through the middle greys of the Great Blue Heron to the pure white of a Great Egret certainly kept my EV control finger busy.

The Anhinga below was shot at 0.0 EV with a Nikon V2 with the 70-300mm CX lens and still managed some feather detail  in the dark areas.

I switched to the D750 with 70-200mm VR (Mk 1) and TC-17E II and the Great Egret needed -1.67 EV to keep from blowing out highlights.  The Great Blue Heron was shot at the same -1.67 but needed a bit of brightening in post processing.



Just another wonderful morning in paradise 🙂




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Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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