Peter Dominowski  

Night Heron by Peter Dominowski

June 2021 - Night Heron

About the Image(s)

I had my long lens (400mm) on a tripod (for portraits) and the 70-200mm (+ 1.4x) tele around my neck (for birds-in-flight). This Black Crowned Night Heron was flying around searching for nesting materials. The water acts as a background and has some interesting colors and patterns from the reflections of the leaves and trees. Just normal cropping and processing with Lightroom.

Venice Area Audubon Rookery, Venice, Florida
Nikon D850 with 200mm f/2.8 Nikon prime lens w 1.4x teleconverter = 280 mm
ISO 500
1/1250 @ f 7.1

2 comments posted

Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Small correction; this was shot with a Nikon 70-200 zoom with 1.4x teleconverter, not with a Nikon prime lens.   Posted: 06/09/2021 17:07:27

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Peter, I love the colors of the water as a background. Night Herons can be very elusive and buried deep in the bushes so catching one in flight against that background is great.

The bird is a little soft, but not sure if that is due to cropping, shutter speed, or focus. I usually shot BIF at 2000 minimum but with the teleconverter you may have had to sacrifice shutter speed because of the F stop. You might try running it through topaz to see if it helps.   Posted: 06/10/2021 11:10:41


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