Duke Gardens

Feb 5-6, 2011

NOTICE: Photos on this page are fine-tuned for Apple's OS X 10.6 Macbook Pro computers.  Images might appear very slightly bright on Windows machines (despite the equivalent gamma setting), and will likely appear much too bright on earlier Mac OS X machines, due to the issue of gamma correction.  See section 16.2.4 of my free online book for a discussion of gamma factors and how they affect bird photos when viewed on the internet.

Canon EOS 1D Mark III camera (10 megapixels)
Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens + 1.4× teleconverter = 700mm
Canon Speedlight 580EX II flash + fresnel extender
All photos were taken hand-held — NO TRIPOD!

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photos as a slideshow!


Free online instructional manual for bird photography: