All Birds This Time!
I dug up a few shots that I took while on vacation in the Bahamas a while back. This is really a continuation of an old post I did, titled Animals on a Preserve in The Bahamas.
If you haven't already, you should check out that post and read about my escape from a crazy machete man. Thank God that he wasn't Danny Trejo! While I wasn't dodging the local crazies, I got to see a lot of beautiful exotic animals. The birds were some of my favorites.
An interesting thing that I learned about flamingos in captivity is that they have to be given a special diet in order to maintain their bright colors. They use special feeding pellets that contain a pigment. They also require a decent sized body of water because they eat by pumping it through their bills. All the water around them is completely saturated with that redish-pink color.
This particular day I was getting a lot of close-ups. I wasn't particularly trying to be all artsy fartsy or anything, there was an actual reason for it. It was starting to get a bit late in the day so the lighting wasn't the best. I had to open up the aperture all the way allowing in as much light as possible. The side affect is, of course, that you get that narrow depth of field which works nicely for more intimate shots.
That sounds weird... Intimate bird photography. Well if you think that was intimate, check out the last one:
Just look at those gorgeous blue eyes! Okay, this post is going somewhere that I didn't expect when I started out. I shall stop while I'm behind. Thanks for stopping by!
All photos were taken by me, with my older Canon 7D (first generation) and 80mm lens.