Daily Archives: February 14, 2024

Costa Rica! Incoming Macaw

Scarlet Macaw: Macaw Ranch, Sarapiqui Valley, Costa Rica, December 2024 — More by chance than by design, the spot I chose to stand in the pasture where the Macaws fly gave me views as they passed at eye-level, but also as they circled out and up a little rise toward my vantage point…so I could photograph them as they came head-on and slightly below me. The OM-1 was simply magical when faced with the challenge. 🙂 OM Systems OM-1 with ED 100-400mm IS zoom at 300mm equivalent. Program mode with my birds in flight and action modifications. Processed in Photomator.

Florida! Great Blue

Great Blue Heron: Blackpoint Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Florida, USA, January 2024 — Though we have had lots of Great Blue Herons this year in southern Maine near my home, and well into the winter, I am always happy to the Great Blue wherever I travel. This Florida Great Blue was standing in the pond across from the trail and birding tower along Blackpoint most days I visited during the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. It seemed to be his spot. OM Systems OM-1 with ED 100-400mm IS zoom at 246mm equivalent (right close, and the advantage of shooting with a zoom). Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. -0,7EV Processed in Photomator.