Monthly Archives: January 2017

Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival Day 3

A very bleak, cold and windy morning in the Titusville area.  The morning photo drive yelled very little compared to days one and two.  A trip to the visitor center was worth it for the Painted Bunting.  Images captured with the Panasonic Lumix GX85 and the Leica 100 – 400 mm lens.

A Lonely Pelican

 

White Ibis – not very hungry.

Male Painted Bunting (Visitor Center)

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Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival Day 2

Iffy weather with grey skies and a cool wind.  It sure made the birds hunker down in the mangroves.  Not to be a dettered my group were all ready to make the most of it.  Personally I am waiting to photograph the Roseate Spoonbills that have been quite elusive at Black Point.  I was however, rewarded with a fairly decent sighting and a photograph of a Clapper Rail.  It was nice to get an image of the bird in its entirety.   All the images except the last two were photographed using the Panasonic Lumix G85 body with the Leica 100 – 400 mm. lens.  What an amazing combination.

Clapper Rail – BPD MINWR

 

Silhouettes at first light. 

Flight after flight of White Pelicans flew in to land and feast in the shallow waters of Black Point Drive

Missing Rosettes Spoonbills but there were enough Herons and Egrets and a decent Glossy Ibis.


 

Not to miss out on ducks the Northern Shoveler families were a lot of fun to photograph.

 

Finally here are two images that I posted earlier on FB that were captured using the new Panasonic Lumix FZ2500

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Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival Day 1

Took a small group on a photo drive to Black Point this morning.  A fair amount of bird activity but not many spoonbills.  I used the Panasonic Lumix G85 with the Leica 100 – 400 mm lens for all the images shown here.  Low light performance is not bad at all.  Most of the images were at ISO 1600 and some at ISO 400.  All images captured hand-held, confirming the 5 axis IBIS and the lens IS combination truly works.

Please click on any image for a larger rendition.

 

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 – WOW!!!!

What a great way to start the new year.  Panasonic today announced the full specs for their flagship camera the GH5.  Here are two links that say it all:

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