Debbie Perez  

Cute Chicks by Debbie Perez

June 2022 - Cute Chicks

June 2022 - Debbie Perez


About the Image(s)

My ongoing experiment photographing animals in IR. Wish I knew exactly whether these are little blues, snowies or cattle egrets but it really doesn't matter because when they are this young they all are too similar to make a distinction. This was taken with a drop-in Kolari 665nm. To process, I just pushed around some of the sliders in Lightroom to get a look I like (big surprise I didn't go B&W), easy! I like this soft color profile. By the time you see this those little birds have fledged. Now, I will need a new experiment.................

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4 comments posted

Chuck Nauman   Chuck Nauman
Looks like they were posing for you. The out of focus background is a plus for me. The eyes are sharp. Could we know the lens and focal length you used.   Posted: 06/10/2022 18:05:05
Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Thanks!! I shot this with a Canon EOS RF24-240mm lens. Focal length was 188mm. Used 1/250sec at f/6.3 & ISO 500 and -1/3ev on a converted Canon EOS RP. That lens is my "walk around lens" and I find it does a nice job. The nest was relatively close to the boardwalk. My normal "bird" lens is the Canon EOS100-500mm with a 1.4 extender. If you want to see a bird photo using that check out my owl family on group 9 this month.   Posted: 06/11/2022 11:36:01

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Hi, Looking at the original there are three heads, only two in the one you posted. Is that the correct original or did you take one out in Photoshop? Doing live animals in IR is a challenge. Have you been in Derrick Story's class? He is a great resource for IR.   Posted: 06/11/2022 11:06:31
Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
LOL, I must have grabbed the wrong "original". It is the same group of birds. Haven't checked out Derrick Story but I will, always looking for IR sources. BUT now looking at the three heads, I know realize that this nest consists of two Snowy Egrets and one Cattle Egret.

  Posted: 06/11/2022 11:11:49