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Spoonbill with wings flat – Steven Blandin


Roseate Spoonbill in flight

Roseate Spoonbill in flight – Tampa Bay rookery, Florida
ISO 3200 | f/4 | 1/1000 sec. | Manual mode | AI servo rear focusing
This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 7D mark II on tripod while wading in the water. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above was created at the Tampa Bay Rookery, during my last Spoonbill photography tour. Some in-between positions in bird in flight photography can be very attractive given the situation. In this case, the beautiful symmetry really gives a strong touch. Plus, some detail from the upper-wings as well as the under-wings are visible. The spots of red from the upper-wings only visible during breeding season are very easily admired.

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You may contact me at steven.blandin@gmail.com or +1 (813) 454-6436.

Best,

Steven
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Fly by


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Out on our kayaks fishing again and we come across this osprey nest with her babies inside.  I could hear them, but no way to get a shot.  Instead, Momma osprey did a fly by to be sure they were okay.

Brown Pelican early morning blur at Alafia Banks


Brown Pelican blur at Alafia Banks

Brown Pelican blur in the early morning. This photograph was created in Alafia Banks, Florida.

ISO 500 | f/4 | 1/10 | +2/3 of manual exposure compensation | Tv Mode | AI servo rear focusing

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 5D mark III on a Gimbal head and tripod. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

 

The photograph above is a Brown Pelican in flight! One could wonder if it is not some kind UFO 🙂 A good technique to create pleasing blurs is to shoot in Tv mode to have total control over the shutter speed. A shutter speed between 1/10 to 1/30 typically gives the best results for me. If you camera body allows it, leave your ISO in auto with a cap at 3200 or a bit less if you have a 7D.

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Steven