Daily Archives: February 18, 2024

Maine! Rim light Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird: York County, Maine, USA, February 2024 — I am testing a new camera body with my 100-400mm zoom so I have spending a lot of time in the backyard shooting Bluebirds and Chickadees. Most shots I crop close to access the sharpness of the image…but I really like this partially back-lighted image for the feelings it evokes. This is one for framing. OM Systems OM-1 Mkii with ED 100-400mm IS zoom at 800mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Photomator. Framed in FrameMagic.

Costa Rica! Hybrid incoming

Hybrid Scarlet and Great Green Macaw: Macaw Ranch, Sarapiqui Valley, Costa Rica, December 2023 — One of the results of the dominance of the male Great Green Macaw in the flock of Scarets, this hybrid bird was coming in fast and just swerved at the last moment to avoid a collision. Right place at the right time! OM Systems OM-1 with ED 100-400mm IS zoom at 200mm equivalent. (This bird was close!) Program mode with my custom birds-in-flight and action modifications. Processed in Photomator.