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Bird Photography in the Spring of 2017
March and April are busy months here in Louisiana for bird photography. The birds are back, early in the month I do scouting trips and then later I do my first tour. This year is no different I've done several scouting trips and I completed my first tour. Here is a link to pictures taken during the scouting trips and here is a link to the photos taken at the first Louisiana Bird Photo Tour.
Wading bird photography at Miller's Lake and Rip's Rookery at Jefferson Island is outstanding this year. The birds are a bit further along then recent years with Egret and Heron chicks on the nest already at Miller's Lake. I captured some of my best images during last weeks photo tour and the participants all left happy with the three days of photography. While the weather forecast was less than ideal we only lost about an hour of shooting time due to a thunderstorm. The rest of the time the light was nearly ideal.
I also had my D800 converted to shoot infrared. I did this to increase the window of time I can capture good images, as infrared is ideal during the middle of the day when light for traditional photography is less than ideal. A link to some of my infrared images can be found here. I had the camera converted by Kolaravision to 665nm which allows some of the color to pass through and with a bit of post processing very interesting images can be created with dark blue sky and water and very bright folliage. I'll be offering a one day overview of the technique this summer in Bywater, I'll post the link as soon as the class is scheduled.
Space is still available for the tour in May, check this link for information and to sign up.