Daily Archives: April 6, 2024

Maine! Crocus

Our Crocus only got to bloom for two days before being buried in the April Nor’easter’s six inches of snow and ice. We will see if there is anything left by the time the snow melts. I doubt it. These are all hand-held focus stacks with the OM System OM-1 and the M. Zuiko 12-45 f4 zoom at 90mm equivalent. The last 2 closer shots also use the built in digital tel-converter for an equivalent focal length of 180mm and a 1:1 image ratio. Processed in Photomator.

Florida! Great Egrets dominate

Great Egrets: Blackpoint Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville, Florida, USA, January 2024 — After spending fifteen minutes with the dancing Snowy Egrets, busy feeding on the shrimp hatch, I switched my attention to the Great Egrets sharing the same pool, and presumably the same bounty. Great Egrets behavior is different though. While Snowys feed in a dancing frenzy, paying little attention to each other except to avoid collisions, each Great Egret seems to feel the need to dominate the pool. Greats seem to spend most of their energy facing off with other Greats. In the process, very little actual feeding seems to get done. ?? It must somehow work for them. OM System OM-1 with M. Zuiko 100-400IS zoom at 246mm equivalent. (I had to zoom out for the considerably larger birds.) Program mode with my custom birds-in-flight and action modifications. -0.3EV. Processed in Photomator.