Photo of the Day: Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen, Shark Valley, FL. (Click for a larger image)

I went back to Shark Valley this morning to see if there was anything different compared to Saturday.  Indeed, there was.  This is a common moorhen; not quite as spectacular as the purple gallinule, but impressive nonetheless. It’s been a great trip and I’m heading back to Colorado in the morning.  Six more weeks of winter await.

-Jason

Shooting Details

Nikon D300
200-400mm f/4.0 AFS VR G zoom Nikkor lens
Gitzo 3340 LS tripod with Wimberley Head Mk II

Photo of the day: Daily Catch

Female anhinga with gar (Click for a larger image)

Just got back from another morning shoot at Anhinga Trail.  Well, it was a slow morning, but I met up with some fellow Facebook pals and we talked about bird photography.  I normally would have packed up and headed home hours before, but heck, I toted the D3s and 600/4 VR around just in case.  And then I made this image, replete with all the important components: focus, composition, and fish blood.  Sweet.  Thanks to the anhinga for deciding to have her snack right in front of me. Yeah, I’m happy with this capture!

-Jason

Shooting Details:

Nikon D3s
Nikon 600mm f/4.0 AFS VR G lens
Gitzo 3340 LS with Wimberley head

Shot of the Day: Here’s looking at you!

Here's looking at you! (Click for Larger Image)

Here’s another shot from the aptly named Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park.  These birds are easy to photograph, but it can be a challenge to get something other than the typical “anhinga in the sun” pose.  Hope you like it.

-Jason

Shooting Details

Nikon D300
Zoom Nikkor 200-400 f/4.0 AFS VR G lens
Gitzo 3340LS tripod with Wimberley head

Shot of the day: Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinule, Everglades National Park, Florida USA (Click to enlarge)

I’m spending the next few days in the Everglades doing some bird photography.  Here’s one of my favorites from this morning, shot at the Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park.  The bird is a purple gallinule, something you won’t see just about anywhere else in the USA.

Shot details:

Nikon D300
Zoom Nikkor 200-400 f/4.0 AFS VR G lens
Gitzo 3340LS tripod with Wimberley MkII head