Breeding Time #2

© Robert G. Stalnaker

Breeding Time #2

Uploaded: April 05, 2008


Not exactly "Mile High Club" members, but more like about 5-7 meters high at this instant. Just a few short weeks ago, the color of these ibis were dark blue/slate all over. Now for breeding season, they are chestnut with iridescent green. Plegadis falcinellus--Glossy Ibis.

f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 400, AWB, spot with auto bracket, burst 6.5 fps, +1/3, lens Canon EF 400mm L, handheld, Orlando Easterly Wetlands, 3/18/08.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


April 05, 2008

Nicely done!!!!!! Love it. #894209

Dick Jenkins April 23, 2008

Nice Robert. I don't see these birds in the Florida Panhandle. Nice placement, gave them space to move into. I'll just have to come over there and shoot with you. The 40D does have a few more nice features than the 20D. You've done a nice job here. #5830235

Robert G. Stalnaker April 23, 2008

Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen and Dick, and for your nice comments. These two photos I posted are from about six I was able to get in a "real surprise opportunity". Two baby bald eagles had just taken their first flight two days earlier. I was stationary for a long time, hoping the eaglets would take flight; I was anxious to see that since first flights can be a bit clumsy, even dangerous. All of a sudden, to my left, I was startled by these two glossy ibis that rose up quickly and went into some mating/courting display. My camera was setup for different lighting, different distance, etc., and this all happened pretty quickly, so out of the six photos, I got two that I was extremely pleased with. #5830432

June 04, 2008

Such a crisp image, Robert! This couple looks like they are jumping for joy. The color is rich and striking. And...I really love those lonnnnggg toes. #6018731

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