Here’s a portrait of a young Wood Stork in Parrish Park, Titusville from a few weeks ago. I think these birds are interesting and I like the sharp focus and the blurred background isolating the subject.
A portrait of a stork as a young bird
You don’t often see these in urban settings and I’d never spotted one before I got more into wildlife photography here in Florida around 2006. Adults don’t have feathers on their head and upper neck, so this one with its feathers up there mostly gone is a young adult.
Anyway, the reason I wanted to show you this is because this photo reminded me again just how lucky all of us photographers are to be able to use modern cameras and lenses.
The detail you can see in this crop is amazing! There are clouds reflected in its eye and you can easily see sharp individual feather barbules! I guess my point is, get out your camera gear and use it. You might be surprised by what it reveals.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Hang in there, cherish your friends and loved ones, and take care of each other. And if you can – make some photos!
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Great thoughts Ed…
Thank you Charles
Yes, terrific to be able to get that close – thank you! (Pretty ugly as birds go, though!)
Thanks Rhona. They definitely are not the prettiest birds, but I do find them interesting. A bit prehistoric looking too.
I am now shooting all Olympus. I was so impressed with it all that I transitioned out of Canon. I captured very sharp images of the moon rise Friday night hand holding the equivalent of 840mm! The details of the craters astounded me. Images later.
Glad you’re enjoying your new gear, Jim.
My longest combo has a focal length equivalent to 1260mm and it too works well hand held – just amazing.
Terrific portrait of the Wood Stork, Ed!
Yes, we are spoiled with our state of the art equipment. Still, it takes a lot more than simply stabbing the shutter release button to create photographs of quality consistently. Thank you for showing us how good the results can be!
Thank you Wally! And you’re welcome!