Sorry, I couldn’t resist the title of this blog post, it had to be done. :-) This is actually an image of what I believe is a Blue Heron taking off from Capitol Lake in Olympia, WA. The reason I say that I believe that this is a Blue Heron is that I really don’t know all that much about birds. I am starting to discover though that I enjoy making images of birds, which means of course that I will need to learn a little more about them.
About this image, we decided to get a little exercise this last weekend and took a walk around Capitol Lake. I also wanted to take the D600 our with the Nikon 80-200 2.8 and she how they get along with each other. I shot this wide open at 2.8, and while I would normally not do that because of the the shallow DOF, I wanted to push the combo to their limits. This image is a result of that testing and I have to say that I am quite pleased with the outcome.