Some people assume that the Control Point technology found in Capture NX2 and Nik Viveza is something you use to make radical image adjustments, like changing the color of a sky. Not so. In fact, some of the most powerful adjustments I make with Control Points are subtle ones, intended to accentuate a subject against its background. The image above is an example of where I used Color Control Points (in this case, in Capture NX2) to enhance the subject.
I went back to Shark Valley this morning to see if there was anything different compared to Saturday. Indeed, there was. This is a common moorhen; not quite as spectacular as the purple gallinule, but impressive nonetheless. It’s been a great trip and I’m heading back to Colorado in the morning. Six more weeks of winter await.
200-400mm f/4.0 AFS VR G zoom Nikkor lens
Gitzo 3340 LS tripod with Wimberley Head Mk II
Just got back from another morning shoot at Anhinga Trail. Well, it was a slow morning, but I met up with some fellow Facebook pals and we talked about bird photography. I normally would have packed up and headed home hours before, but heck, I toted the D3s and 600/4 VR around just in case. And then I made this image, replete with all the important components: focus, composition, and fish blood. Sweet. Thanks to the anhinga for deciding to have her snack right in front of me. Yeah, I’m happy with this capture!
Nikon 600mm f/4.0 AFS VR G lens
Gitzo 3340 LS with Wimberley head
Here’s one of my favorites from yesterday’s shoot in the Everglades; a green heron at sunset.
24-70mm f/2.8 AFS G zoom Nikkor lens
Here’s another shot from the aptly named Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park. These birds are easy to photograph, but it can be a challenge to get something other than the typical “anhinga in the sun” pose. Hope you like it.
Zoom Nikkor 200-400 f/4.0 AFS VR G lens
Gitzo 3340LS tripod with Wimberley head