Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A touch of the exotic

Two of the more exotic individuals to be found at Pensthorpe – the Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) and the European Bald-headed Ibis (Geronticus eremita), one of the world's most endangered birds. Though of course related, they are very different-looking birds, given a very different photographic treatment. The first shot is an interpretation of the bird's main feature: its fabulous colour. The second shot focuses on the bird's imposing eye, with the composition majoring on its impressive beak.

Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/320th sec, f/10, 400mm at ISO 400

Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/200th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 400

5 comments:

  1. Lovely squirrels below here, but this is one ugly bird Tim.

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  2. Good grief! What a juxtaposition.

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  3. Outstanding! I'm quite hypnotized by that last image ..... like he's looking into my soul.
    WOWZA!

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  4. Wow,super images Tim,love the last capture.
    John.

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  5. Thanks all. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

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