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Black-crowned Night Heron Head-Shot

Image # 1D2_02643

Anhinga Trail


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 1250, f/4, 1/250 second

Manual Metering, 550EX/BB at -2 EV

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


This Black-crowned Night Heron was posing very nicely, but was deeply shaded with no chance of direct sunlight falling on him. I used a little fill-flash, opened the aperture to f/4, bumped up ISO, and was able to get a nice tight (un-cropped) head-shot.