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Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral

Lumix G9 with the Leica 100 – 400 mm. Exposure triad: f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO 3200

After a full day of disappointments at Corkscrew and Ding Darling, I got to Cape Coral just as the sun was setting.  Made it to three nests, each with just one owl.  There were two owls in the in the first one but one scampered down the burrow as I was focusing on the pair.

All images were captured hand-held.

This last image was captured after the sun had set and you can see the camera’s performance at ISO 8000. 

Lumix G9 with the Leica 100 – 400 mm. Exposure triad: f/6.3, 1/400 sec, ISO 8000

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Venice Rookery – The Lumix G9 and the Leica 200 f/2.8 + 1.4X

Black-crowned Night Heron. Lumix G9 with the Leica 200mm f/2.8 and the 1.4X Teleconverter (equivalent focal length 560mm).  Exposure triad: f/5.6, i/2500 sec, ISO 640.

It was a very cold 40 degree morning at the Venice Rookery, Florida and I wanted to capture birds in flight.  Many of the birds were hunkerd down while a few went about their chores, bringing food and nesting material.  This image was captured using the Lumix G9 with a preproduction version of the Leica 200mm f/2.8 prime coupled with the 1.4X teleconverter.  The preproduction version is great and I am sure the production version will be even better.

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Space Coast Wildlife & Birding Festival 2018 – last post

Roseate Posing – Lumix G9 with the Leica 200 f/2.8 and 2X teleconverter. Exposure triad: f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO 200.

This Roseate was in good light and I liked it as a square crop.  The image of the Pin-tail pair was another digiscope image that has been cropped for composition. 

 

Pintail Pair – Digiscoped with the GH5 and Swarovski spotting scope. Exposure 1/800 sec at ISO 800.

The Luna Moth – albeit not in a natural environment the moth stayed on the gymnasium wall at Eastern Florida State College for hours.  Used the 30mm macro on the G9 handheld and I continue to be impressed with the IBIS.  The 30mm macro is currently discounted and available for under $300.

Luna Moth Actias luna – Lumix G9, Lumix Vario 39mm macro. Exposure triad: f/4.5, 1/500 sec, ISO 200

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Rain is Good

Roseate Spoonbills Reflected – Lumix G9 with the Leica 200 f/2.8 and 2X. Exposure Triad f/5.6, 1/2500, ISO 200

It rained all morning and then we had a little break and the light got better, albeit not like the golden hour, the clouds helped diffuse it enough.

The next image of the Black-crowned Night Heron was a daily image.  Always in the same mangrove by the road. In all the days there was no action from this bird. 

 

Black-crowned Night Heron -Lumix G9 with the Leica 200 f/2.8 and 2X. Exposure Triad f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 4000.

The Glossy Ibis is another digiscoped capture – wish the light had been better for this one.  It would have definitely brought out the iridescence. 

Glossy Ibis – Lumix GH5 with the Swarovski Spotting Scope – Exposure 1/640 sec at ISO 800

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Digiscoping with the Lumix GH5

When your subjects are at a distance, long lenses are good but a spotting scope and camera will get you the better shot.  These were all captured using a Lumix GH5 adapted to a Swarovski 85mm optic module with the STX eyepiece and the 30mm TLS APO.  The camera was attached via a MFT adapter.

White Ibis – 1/320 sec at ISO 800

 

Green Heron Foraging – 1/320 sec, ISO800

 

Pied-Billed Grebe – 1/320 sec, ISO 800

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G9 – A fairly severe crop

Yellow-Rumped Warbler – Lumix G9, Leica 200mm f/2.8 and 2X teleconverter. Exposure triad: f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400 (click on image to see it in full resolution)

The warbler was at a distance so the subject was very small in the frame.  Normally I would discard most of these images but decided to see what I could recover despite a severe crop.  This image is a 17.5% crop from the original RAW file.  I have not applied any noise reduction to prevent any softening of the image.

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Digiscoping with the GH5 and a Swarovski Scope

The Osprey above was photographed using the Panasonic Lumix GH5 attached to a Swarovski Spotting Scope.  The optic was the 85mm optic module with the STX eyepiece and the 30mm TLS APO.  The camera was attached via a MFT adapter.  The image above has not been cropped.  ISO 800 1/320sec.

 

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