Photographing Birds: Capturing Spoonbills and Pelicans

The mangrove forest of Florida’s Everglades is a wonderful venue for photographing birds. In his yellow kayak, outdoor wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you through the Everglades in search of beautiful white pelicans. In the golden light of late afternoon, the mangrove shadows provide a dramatic backdrop for photographing the white pelicans taking off and in flight. He is careful to expose for the white of the birds to avoid blown-out images. With his telephoto lens, Doug also shoots a portrait of the eccentric rosy spoonbill, metering the light to include the reflection. Come along with Doug Gardner and experience photographing birds in the Everglades.

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