Sherry Icardi  

Wakodahatchee Wetlands Sunrise by Sherry Icardi

March 2020 - Wakodahatchee Wetlands Sunrise

About the Image(s)

Very early one morning I went up to the Wetlands to capture some bird images and practice birds in flight, which is a never-ending thing for me!! Can never get good enough! I routinely only carry my one camera with a 80-400mm lens attached and nothing else except my iPhone. And this is what greets me shortly after sunrise as I am meandering around the board walk looking for interesting bird behavior. It is after all, nesting season here in Florida. There was no way I could far away to use the 80 mm, so I took out my phone and snapped this shot. It lasted less than a minute and I managed to get a few decent shots. But this was the first one and it captured that absolutely beautiful set and light. I will give you the details, but on an iPhone I have no idea what they mean since they in no way align with a DSLR setting.

iPhone Back dual camera 4mm/f/1.8 with 1/320 sec ISO 20

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9 comments posted

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Nice shot. I love the reflection, I might have cropped the bottom a bit, on the other hand it does give a sense of place and I can appreciate the use of a iPhone when all you have is a long lens. Question would be with the lens you were using, at 80mm do you think you could have gotten 2-3 shots in pano format?

There have been times when I was stuck and had my 80-400 and backed out using the 80 to do a hand held pano - It worked. Try it sometime - but use the iPhone just as a backup.   Posted: 03/14/2020 12:00:52
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
I did try a pano, but with the shape of the boardwalk it was very weird looking. The boardwalk is only about 4 ft. wide so could not get back very far. The boardwalk has a sharp right turn and this scene is just before you make the turn. Logistics were just terrible. There were also lots of people on the boardwalk mostly photographers with all their gear, so great idea, I would much rather have it on my camera especially with that fantastic light.   Posted: 03/14/2020 16:19:59
Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Yup I have been there - and you'r correct when something has an angle turn - frustrating but what can you do.

  Posted: 03/14/2020 17:50:03

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Camera vs iPhone??? Does it really matter? I prefer a camera every time, but with this one Sherry you are making me think twice. Composition, color, dof, I love every thing about this one. Very well done and presented Sherry.   Posted: 03/16/2020 06:39:15

Nock Wong   Nock Wong
WOW! It was wonderful birds in flight shoot by Iphone. The composition is very good and the reflection is very nice. It would be awesome if have birds flying in the sky.   Posted: 03/16/2020 12:08:50
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
You are so right, It would have been great to have a bird/birds flying across with that light! Ill have to look and see if I took any photos around the same time with this light, but I suspect not because I also tried to do a panorama which did not work!   Posted: 03/16/2020 12:13:42

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
The left cloud is like a "father-lamb" talking to his son - the right cloud. Hope none of you are psychiatrists :)
It is indeed a very equilibrated photo. I am lazy from time to time to take out my heavy gear from the backpack and when I see something nice, take a photo with the camera. And then relize that it is as good as photos taken with expensive DSLR-s.   Posted: 03/17/2020 04:49:57

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Beautiful shot. The reflection of the lake and the light passed thru the cloud are beautiful. The composition and colors are very good also. The only drawback is the image is a little bit flat. Perhaps you can try to increase a little bit contrast to the image.   Posted: 03/20/2020 17:11:23
Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Thanks Peter I will try that. Since this is an iPhone shot I did not import into LR, just used their tools and I had to increase the shadows because the green was not apparent. Perhaps Ill import into LR and see what I can do to improve it.   Posted: 03/21/2020 13:36:09