D A T E : FEBRUARY 5, 2013
L O C A T I O N : THE PEARL FARM, KAPUTIAN, SAMAL ISLAND, DAVAO DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES
C A M E R A : CANON POWERSHOT S3IS
L E N S : SONY 1.7X TELECONVERSION LENS
F I L T E R : NONE
M O U N T : HANDHELD
L I G H T : AMBIENT
S E T T I N G S : PROGRAM MODE | ISO80 | 1/1250 SEC | F/3.5
P O S T - P R O C E S S I N G N O T E S : BASIC CURVES
I’ve always admired bird photographers and their extreme dedication to their craft. It takes one heck of a photographer to sit in one place for minutes or even hours on end with their bad-ass heavy lenses weighing them down and wait for these creatures to pose for their cameras.
The closest I can get to this type of photography is when nature throws me a fortuitous medium-sized bird (it’s got to be medium-sized, smaller than that and you won’t probably recognize it as a bird on my camera’s LCD screen) willing to sit still for a minute while I panic to fish out my camera from my bag, screw in my teleconverter lens and aim without these finicky animals flying away.