Orlando, FL – Polly want an HDR?

Last week I was in Orlando and wanted to head to Gatorland after work and take some birding shots!  I did get some wonderful Great Egrets…will post em soon!  But the Parrot’s and Macaws they have there are classic!   This is an older guy…kinda grumpy!  Funny all the others are together…this guy is solo away from them.  A definite character!    When you walk up to him, his voices his opinion or what on his mind!  Too funny!  He was nice enough to pose for me!  So thanks dude!    After I processed this I thought what are the most famous Parrots in history…my first thought was the one on Sponge Bob!  He is Patchy the Pirate’s Potty the Parrot.   You can tell what TV shows I watch!  Thanks to my little one!  Gotta love Sponge Bob!

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 + Teleconverter TC-14EII
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 210.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR from Single Raw (+2 to -2)  1/160 sec
  • Aperture:  f/6.3
  • Gear:  Hand held
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Photomatix, Viveza