Flamingoes at sunset

Friday, August 24, 2012

At the second attempt for this month in the marshes of Diaccia Botrona, flamingoes materialized in flight. A few minutes before sunset a few flocks decided to move to their roosting locations. Here it's not unlikely to have those magnificent birds flying at a close distance from the boat, but this time they were pretty far. I gave up using the teleconverter with the 300mm for fear of missing the autofocus lock because of the low light, preferring this time a “landscape with birds” approach. For a few shoots I've even used the shorter 180mm - glad I decided to bring it with me today, even though it was mounted on the D5100, thus forcing me to manual focus.

Fenicotteri alla Diaccia Botrona.

Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ/4D ED-IF AF-S @ 300 mm, 1/640 sec @ ƒ/8, -1.33 EV, ISO 200, monopod.

Fenicotteri sull'Isola Clodia.

Nikon D5100 + Nikkor 180mm ƒ/2.8N ED-IF AF @ 180 mm, 1/200 sec @ ƒ/5.6, ISO 100, monopod.

Vetulonia e i fenicotteri.

Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ/4D ED-IF AF-S @ 300 mm, 1/640 sec @ ƒ/8, -1.33 EV, ISO 500, monopod.