Single-Image Sunday: Evening at the Wetlands   4 comments

I’ve not been shooting much at all over the past year, which makes me sad.  But I’ve bought some new gear together lately and am trying to get out and use it as much as I have time for.  The other day I decided to try my luck at a local wetland.  The bird population definitely picks up there during the winter months.

Instead of using my long lens to zoom in for standard close-ups, I decided to try for wider angles of birds and/or gators in their environment.  This is one of the images, a blue heron perched at nest against the dusk sky.  I got some other birds in silhouette plus a gator, and I’ll post that soon.  I used my new camera, a Canon 7D Mk II, which I got for wildlife.  Since it’s a crop-frame, getting the good depth of field this image needed was a little challenging.  It was a very peaceful evening out there.

Viera Wetlands, Florida

 

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4 responses to “Single-Image Sunday: Evening at the Wetlands

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  1. Wonderful silhouette! Happy 2018!

  2. I thought full frame cameras had a shallower depth of field than a crop sensor?

    • Actually no camera has an inherently better DOF. But for a given lens full frames have a shorter focal length (thus greater DOF) than a crop frame used with the same lens. Shorter effective focal length means greater depth of field. A 35mm. lens on a 1.6 crop frame is is 56 mm. effective focal length, which naturally results in less depth of field.

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