All tagged Black-necked Stilts

Math and Magnification

Parked on the shoulder of the cutoff road under the Intracoastal Canal bridge, Bill Maroldo was working on a Great Blue Heron on his side and I had a nice Little Blue Heron perched on a post on mine. We had some sea fog so the light was nice and there were no crabbers to disturb the birds. Bill suggested I might like to use his 1.7x teleconverter instead of my 1.4x on my long lens.

You can already see where this is going, I bet. 

Portraits

Nov 17, 2017 ~ Sometimes the birds just get too close. I know, this sounds like a strange problem to have, but with large waders or acclimated feeder birds, they can invade your minimum focus distance or overfill the frame and then you risk chopping off feet or clipping wings.