Male American Widgeon

After too many years of absence, we have renewed our membership with the B.C. Waterfowl Society. We went to the Reiffel Bird Santuary where this photo of an American Wideon was made. We were surprised that there were far fewer birds than we had remembered in times past. However we managed to make several good pictures and we will post some more in the near future.

Photography notes:

This trip is the first time we used the auto-focus-on-a-bird feature of the camera. It came as a firmware update after we had made some previous bird pictures. It worked very well and helps us concentrate on the fast moving subjects.

You can zoom in on this image to see the detail in the full image, however this is highly compressed and the original has better contrast and sharpness.

2024 April 24