First Rookery Visit of 2018

We’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to visit an old local favorite, the rookery at the St Augustine Alligator Farm. So glad to be back!

This morning I decided to bring my Fuji X-T2 and give it a try for bird photography. This compact mirrorless camera features legendary sharp FujiFilm optics, old-school film-like controls, and advanced, lightweight design. I wanted to give it a workout against my traditional Canon DSLR.


I’m impressed with the clarity and depth of colors with the Fuji. It has a learning curve, very different from Canon or Nikon. The results look good but my keeper rate isn’t as high and I’m still working on my own quickness with the controls. Perched birds are not an issue, but for Birds-in-flight I’m going to need more practice and need to tweak my autofocus settings.

All-in-all, a good morning and we’ll be back to practice again very soon. Here’s a gallery of a few images from the Fuji X-T2 today. Click to see the larger size with detail.

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