Ding Darling 2 Gallery

Another group of shots from J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. More information available at the website of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 1

Image # 2477

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/200 second

Manual Mode, Partial Metering

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2

Image # 2479

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125 second

Manual Mode, Partial Metering

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick

This photo was interesting in that this YCNH very, very slowy raised that left foot, moving as if in slow motion, and then just posed there for a while; curious behavior.

 

Tricolored Heron Landing

Image # 2472

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 100, f/4, 1/1250 second

Manual Mode, Partial Metering

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick

Something had just splashed/dived as this Heron came in, but I was so intent on following it in flight that I didn't see what caused the big splash.

 

Double-crested Cormorant Pair

Image # 2475

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L/1.4x

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/400 second

Manual Mode, Partial Metering

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick

The lighting here was not great, but I liked the pose - bodies parallel, with heads looking in opposite directions.

 

White Pelican Squawking

Image # 2467

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L/2x

ISO 100, f/8, 1/640 second

Manual Mode, Partial Metering

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick

These birds are often so comical that I had to post this shot; a fairly crowded background, but I still liked the open-beak pose.

 

White Pelican Pair at Sunrise

Image # 2557

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 200, f/4, 1/2000 second

Aperture Priority, Center-weighted, EV +2/3

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

White Pelican Flapping Wings

Image # 2553

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 200, f/4, 1/1000 second

Aperture Priority, Center-weighted, EV +2/3

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick

Another "crowded" background image, but the expression and pose of the bird appealed to me, with a "Look, Ma - no hands" type of expression.

 

White Pelican in Flight

Image # 2556

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 200, f/4, 1/2000 second

Aperture Priority, Center-weighted, EV +2/3

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

White Ibis Flock at Sunset

Image # 2542

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 200, f/4, 1/800 second

Manual Mode, Partial Metering

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Pelicans at Sunset

Image # 2490

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 400, f/4, 1/320 second

Aperture Priority, Partial Metering, EV +2/3

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick


 

Egrets at Sunset

Image # 2485

JN Ding Darling

Sanibel Island, FL

Canon 600L

ISO 100, f/4, 1/1000 second

Manual Mode, Partial Metering

Tripod/Wimberley Sidekick