The picture of this Black Vulture was taken in Lehigh Acres, Florida. The picture of this Black Vulture was taken with the CANON EOS7D and the CANON 100-400mm lens and the CANON 580EXII flash.
I visited a beautiful Marsh in Lehigh Acres, Florida early in the morning when there was a heavy fog covering the area. This Black Vulture was sitting on a post and very willing to be photographed. It is such a thrill to have a gotten a closeup of this interesting face.
Hello Laura, great website. I recently have been following your updates via Google Alerts. I am a amateur nature photograph. I notice you use a flash where I would never have expected it to be useful, such as with your 100-400mm lens. Are you collimating the light with any add on flash attachment and are you using Canons E-TTL feature?
Merry Christmas, Paul
Hi Paul, Thanks for your comments.
I use something called a better beamer which attaches to my flash and does focus and magnify the flash onto the subject. I do use the E-TTL feature and most of the time have the meter set for -3 so that I get an easy fill flash and enhanced glint if necessary. In the case of this Black Vulture picture, I did need additional light because of the heavy fog. I hope this is helpful.
Merry Christmas to you.