Category Archives: Birds


This natural bird photograph is of a handsome Ibis walking slowly at the lake’s edge in Naples, Florida. I was 10 feet away and used the full 140mm of my lens on a portraiture setting. This made it possible to highlight his side profile while getting a good green/yellowish “bokeh.” I was able to manually get a sharp definition of the eye and bill/beak outline. I find it much more accurate to compose these precision shots via camera eyepiece vs. monitor’s “live view.”