Brigantine iPhone Multi-Image Landscapes

I was going through images to post and found this series of iPhone Multi-Image Landscape images from the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville NJ. The clouds on this visit were amazing and I decided to try shooting a series multi-image panoramas using only my iP11 Pro using the 3 different focal length lenses on the iPhone. Overall they worked out quite well. I was never fond of the panorama feature on the iPhone because of the “bowing & bulging” look to the iPhone panoramas. Instead I shoot a series of images and assemble them in Photoshop. Also the pano feature on the iPhone only gives you a “long” image unlike shooting a series of images in multiple rows giving a longer & higher view. The Featured Image is a 3 image pano, shot with the 1.5mm lens & assembled in Photoshop.

Brigantine 6 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm Lens
Brigantine 2 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5 mm Lens
Brigantine 2 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine Observation Tower, 3 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 4 Image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 3img-Pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 4img Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 4img Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 5img Pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 4 image Pano, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens
Brigantine 11 image pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 11 image pano, iP11 Pro, 4.3mm lens
Brigantine 7 image pano, iP11 Pro,1.5mm lens
Brigantine 6 image pano, iP11 Pro,1.5mm lens

Common Mergansers From Brigantine

A couple of images of Female Common Mergansers taken years ago at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville NJ. Both were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV body.

Brigantine Division Sunset

A sunset image taken a few years ago at the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Brigantine Division in New Jersey. We had taken a trip to the Brigantine Division to photograph birds & wildlife, but decided to stay longer to see if it would be an interesting sunset for landscapes. The higher clouds were darkening as the sun went down but we were rewarded with a colorful sunset to photograph lower to the horizon! Image taken with a 24-105mm lens @ 24mm & Canon 1DmkIII.

Cloudscape & Snow Geese High Flight Panorama

On a trip a few years ago to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife I noticed this flock of Snow Geese flying high above me. I took a couple of images but because the Geese were so high above me it did not look that interesting. Then I decided to shoot a quick 2 image series for a panorama to show a wider view of the flock of Snow Geese flying in the interesting clouds above. I was using an Olympus OMD 1 with a 14-140mm lens @ 14mm. The panorama was assembled in Photoshop, letting Photoshop align & blend the Panorama.

Osprey Landing At Nest

These are from a previous visit to the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Brigantine Division in Oceanville NJ. There are many Osprey Platforms with nests scattered along the Wildlife Drive. So if you are patient and wait for the Ospreys to return you can get some interesting flight & landing images. If there are young Ospreys in the nests there is usually more activity with the adult birds bringing food and feeding the young. These are images are of a landing sequence. Images were taken with a Canon 1D mkIV with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4x Canon Teleconverter. Looking at the Camera Raw Data the nest was 154 feet from the Wildlife Drive .

Osprey Touchdown & Landing at nest. Canon 1D mkIV, 400mm DO lens, Canon 1.4x Teleconverter.

Common Buckeye Butterfly From Brigantine

I am going through images to post and found this image of a Common Buckeye Butterfly. This was from a trip to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division in Galloway, New Jersey. We were traveling light and I was using a Canon 300mm lens with a 1.4X Canon Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV. The Canon 300mm f/4 lens has fairly close focusing especially with the 1.4X Teleconverter. But to get even closer I used a Canon 25mm extension tube behind the teleconverter. Image taken @ f/11, 1/400 sec, ISO 400.

Brigantine Feeding Gulls Panorama

Quite often you will find large groups of Gulls, with a few other birds in the mix, feeding in the water channels along the Wildlife Drive. The Featured Image is a handheld 7 image panorama of a group of mainly Gulls with a couple of Snowy Egrets in the mix. Because they are actually moving along as they are feeding I shot my 7 images as fast as I could to help with the blending & to minimize their movements on the overlapping edges of the 7 images. I also upped my ISO to 1250 to get an even faster shutter speed (1/2000 sec) to minimize the fast movement of the camera’s swinging arc & also because of the moving Gulls. It also helps to shoot in the same direction the group is moving. I was using a Tamron 150-600mm @ 600mm @f/11 on a Canon R.

Cropped In Section of the Panorama to show detail

Ospreys At Brigantine

On our visit to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge I was hoping to get many images of the Ospreys in flight. And also Ospreys on nests on the Osprey Platforms along the Wildlife Drive. On this visit there was only one active Osprey Platform near the Wildlife Drive. The featured image is an Osprey near the nest on a post. I was using a Canon R with a Tamron 150-600mm lens at 600mm with a Sigma 2x teleconverter for 1200mm to get closer to my subject.

Osprey Nest On Osprey Platform, Along Wildlife Drive, Tamron 150-600m @ 600mm, Canon R

Brigantine Cloudscapes & Landscapes

The cloudscapes were Great on our visit to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville New Jersey. For the Landscapes I was using 3 different setups depending on what I was trying to show in my images. For really wide views of clouds & landscapes I used an Olympus OMD-1 with a 7.5mm Fisheye lens (180 Degree FOV) or my iPhone 11 Pr0 with the 1.5mm (Full Frame Equivalent Field of view ~13mm) or the 4.3mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~26mm). I corrected the Fisheye lens Distortion of the 7.5mm Fisheye lens on the Olympus in Photoshop using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter that is accessed under the main “Filter” listing on the top menu Pull Downs. For the far out or distant landscapes with flocks of birds I was using a Tamron 150-600mm lens on a Canon R (Some with a 2X Teleconverter giving me a 300mm to 1200mm).

The Featured Image is a 3 image panorama taken with a 7.5mm Fisheye Lens on an Olympus OMD Camera.

Brigantine Landscape Panorama, 8 images, iP11 using 6mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent FOV ~ 52mm)
Brigantine 4 image Panorama, iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent FOV ~ 13mm) Assembled in Photoshop
Early Morning Skyscape , iP11 Pro, 1.5mm lens, (Full Frame Equiv. FOV ~ 13mm) 3 Horizontal Images, Stacked Vertically, Pano Assembled in Photoshop
Brigantine Landscape, 3 Image Panorama, 7.5mm Fisheye Lens, OMD-1
Brigantine Landscape, iP11 Pro 1.5mm lens (Full Frame Equivalent ~13mm)
Brigantine Cloudscape, 7.5mm Fisheye, Olympus OM-D, De-Fisheyed in Photoshop
Brigantine Landscape Panorama, 6 images @ 150mm, Canon R, 150-600mm Tamron

Great Egret At Brigantine

We finally got to go to one of our favorite National Wildlife Refuges, the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville NJ. On this day the wildlife was few and far between but it was still fun to get out and photograph. The cloudscapes & landscapes were Great and the Green Headed Flies were not biting as much as other visits! So it was a Great Day to be out and photograph! For this post I am using images of a Great Egret that seemed like it was posing for me instead of flying off. We did see quite a few other Great Egrets but most were far off in the distance.

Great Egret, Tamron 150-600mm @600mm, Canon R, @f/11
Great Egret, Tamron 150-600mm @600mm, Canon R, @f/11
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