Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida
These pictures were made on either 12 or 14 February 2004. This was Thursday and Saturday. The wildlife trail is closed to vehicles on Friday. All but two are full frame, with those two identified in their titles. The pictures shot on the 12th were shot between about 4 and 6 PM, and some are backlit. Those on the 14th were shot between 10 AM and 4 PM. The 12th was overcast, and the 14th was cloudy at times.
Two cameras were used. Most pictures were made with a Canon Digital Rebel and the others with a Panasonic FZ1. Two lenses were used with the Canon. One was a Sigma 600mm, f8 mirror lens. The other lens was a Tamron 28-200mm with a x1.4 TC. The Canon sensor is smaller than 35mm film and gives a cropping action that is often expressed as a 1.6 focal length multiplier. The Panasonic has a much smaller sensor with an effective cropping multiplier of 7.6. It has an optically stabilized lens and was hand-held for all shots. A tripod was used for all the Sigma lens shots, and for some of the Tamron lens shots. Camera settings are shown for each picture.
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