Daily Archives: April 24, 2018

Great Egret!

With every generation of Point and Shoot cameras, flight shots become easier. Not that they are ever easy. At least at the St Augustine Alligator Farm wild bird rookery there are lots of opportunities to practice. Great Egrets are big targets, but they move remarkably fast even when coming in for a landing. It is not easy to keep them in the frame. The fact that the Sony RX10iv’s focus is up to the task of tracking them in flight and the lens is so sharp through the whole zoom range are huge advantages, and makes the camera totally worth its price for the wildlife photographer. Sony RX10iv at 490mm. Program mode with birds in flight modifications. +.3 EV exposure compensation (for shots against the sky). Center fame, lock on, continuous auto focus. 1/1000th @ f5.6 @ ISO 125. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.