…morning light is magic…

Avocets at Sunrise


American Avocets

Here is another one of my favorite shots from Bolivar Flats.  This was taken just after sunrise while wading out into the Gulf.  I had just bought a pair of waders to use in the winter to keep my lower half dry while laying in the wet sand taking bird photos.  I also finally figured out using my infinite wisdom that they also work to actually “wade” out into the water.  So with my new found intelligence, I started to walk off shore before sunrise to get close to the birds flying by.  On this particular morning, the water was very calm and almost like glass, which is rare for the  Gulf.  I was about 100 yds off shore when this group of American Avocets flew very close to me.  Got this full frame shot while hand holding the camera with the ground pod attached.

Taken with Canon 40D and 100-400 lens

F5.6 @ 1/4000 sec, ISO 200, spot metering

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