Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jamaica - flora and fauna

The red-billed swallow-tail hummingbird is the national bird of Jamaica. I photographed this one with a Nikon D800 and 70-200mm f/4 zoom.  The ISO was set to 640, which allowed me to set a shutter speed of 1/2000 second -- enough to freeze the bird's wings.

A green gecko
Right after photographing this conch shell at sunset I was swamped by a wave and dropped the Nikon D800 in the surf. I picked it up, toweled it off, and kept on shooting.  Nothing like a Nikon Pro body for durability.

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