Great Blue Heron – McGrath State Beach

Great Blue Heron-McGrath State Beach

Great Blue Heron – McGrath State Beach

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The minimum focal length for photographing birds is considered 400mm, and my longest lens is a Nikkor 80-200 zoom which makes it difficult to make the bird appear large enough within the frame. My workaround is to think peaceful thoughts as I take one slow, quiet, pacifistic step after another towards my subject. If the bird becomes alarmed, I stop and wait until it is comfortable again, then proceed. It’s time consuming, the upside being you get to look at magnificent birds like Great Blue Herons (39″-52″ tall) for 15 minutes or more.

Copyright 2016, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon N90S SLRAF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D EDfocal length: 200mm, exposure: not recorded, Kodak E100S Professional color transparency film,  program mode: Aperture Priority, handheld, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

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