Tuesday, January 19, 2016
10 Bird Images: Cormorants in Flight
Yesterday, I was out with the camera and tripod, looking for ospreys.
The show, I was expecting, didn't materialize but, I had fun in the sun, anyway.
This pair of goofy looking birds, flew overhead in nice blue skies.
They are Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in biological terms.
The Pentax K3 was set up in Continuous Shooting mode and, I was ready for anything.
A Sigma 50-500 lens with 1.4 converter was used at 378MM for most of these photos.
Aperture setting was f/9 and, I panned the camera, following the motion of the birds.
Camera shutter-speed was at 1/640 of a second.
It was a little windy for the lens, to be stretched out that far on a tripod.
So, I used my left hand to support and steady the camera, as I panned it.
Not too wild, about using high ISO's, I was at ISO 200 for these photos.
Location: Top of Kin Dam, Okinawa, Japan
Date and Time: JAN 18 2016 2:46PM* with one exception.
*Photo #1 was taken as a parting shot at 3:27PM with the lens at 700MM.
Previous Cormorant posts may be seen HERE.
Learn more about these birds at ARKive