Blurred Vision

Today’s post features a Wood Stork as it prepares to land in some lush, green vegetation along the Myakka River (Myakka River State Park, Florida) when I visited there a few years ago. I normally don’t like to even attempt “image blurs”, as they are not my thing. However, the low, early morning light made it tempting to try a few blurs. This was one of my favorites:

Wood Stork preparing to land

As I stated above, I’m not a big fan of blurred images, but this one caught my attention. Why? After much thought, I think the main reason I like this one is due to the contrast of a black/white bird against a relatively constant, green background. After all of this, I’m still not a big fan of blurs, but sometimes it is refreshing and exciting just to try something new!


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 1600
  • Aperture f/9
  • Shutter Speed 1/30 sec.



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