Montecasino Bird Gardens is a great place to go and wander around taking pictures.
A variety of birds, environments and lighting situations, this location really is great to practice the photographic knowledge that you know.
Wild Eye has been running a Photo Walk at Montecasino Bird Gardens every second month since August. This has been a great venture with lots of enthusiastic people joining us for the morning.
This image was taken at one of these Photo Walks.
ISO 200, 400mm, f/6.3, 1/80 sec
Resting my camera on the back of a bench and pushing my lens right up against the net that separated the Crane’s enclosure from other’s, I was able to achieve this shot without the appearance of the net coming through.
Taking the time and waiting for the shot I wanted paid off for me.
The Crane was having a thorough cleaning session where it’s head was constantly disappearing under it’s wing.
All I wanted was the Crane to bring it’s head out enough so that I could capture it’s eye.
After many a failed attempt (the bird was cleaning at super speed), I got the shot I wanted.
Be patient and take the time to compose the image you want.
When you get it, it’s so worth it.