Flying Pterodactyl

Ok, so it’s not really a prehistoric bird. But it certainly looks like one! The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is one of my favorite birds I try to photograph when I’m in Florida. These images were made while I was in Myakka River State Park:

Wood Stork flies above Myakka River

Wood Stork flies above Myakka River

Wood Stork flies above Myakka River

The Wood Stork is protected in Florida. In fact, many of their roost sites are “off limits” during nesting. So it was extremely satisfying to have some of these birds right on the Myakka River with me! I have some more wood stork images that I’ll share in a future post.

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, from 285mm to 400mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/320 sec. – 1/800 sec.



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