By Jim Zuckerman
Last week I participated in Fotofusion, an annual event in Delray Beach, Florida sponsored by the Palm Beach Photographic Center. Many well-known photographers gather and speak on all kinds of photographic subjects from nude photography to Photoshop and from traveling with a digital camera to butterfly photography. It’s a wonderful event, and I learned a lot of things from the other instructors and I’m sure they learned from me.
On one of the early morning shoots at a nearby wetlands preserve, I photographed this anhinga drying its wings. It was a dynamic shot because the graphic design is so strong and the lighting so beautiful. I enriched the color a bit in Photoshop, but besides that it’s unaltered. The bird posed for me and held this position for at least 15 minutes, so I had plenty of time to get a perfect exposure. I shot this on shutter priority and used the evaluative meter mode. It was taken with a 500mm f/4 IS Canon lens. Canon, one of the sponsors of the event, made quite a few of the super telephoto lenses available for students to try them out, and everyone got amazing images.