Bird Variety at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Depending on the weather, January can be the best time of year to go birding at MINWR, the number of birds and species available to view make it a great place to spend the day. In this photo you can see white and glossy ibis, blue wing teal and pintail ducks, snowy egret and roseate spoonbill. This photo was taken on the Black Point Wildlife Drive.

Image Info: 300 mm, 1/1250 at f/5.6, ISO 200 – Canon T6, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.

Bald Eagle at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

I photographed this bald eagle late in the afternoon at Black Point Wildlife Drive, MINWR.

I first used a Canon 5D III with an attached EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM. I then quickly moved the lense to a T6 with its crop factor advantage to capture this photo.

I was around 60 – 80 yards from the eagle and the photo is heavily cropped.

Interesting note, I used shutter priority set at 1/1250 with both cameras and both metered the same and the photos had the exact same lighting while using evaluative metering.

Image Info: 300 mm, 1/1250 at f/5.6, ISO 250 – Canon T6, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.