Reddish Egret Silhouette
Almost didn’t get this photo of the Reddish Egret because I didn’t follow one of my own rules for wildlife photograhy: ” look behind you”. I had been laying down shooting other birds when a couple of wade fisherman came walking up behind me and scared away all of the birds. Really ticked me off but I stuck around for a while longer but the birds didn’t come back, or so I though. Was about to get up when I remembered the look behind you rule and found this Reddish Egret. He was not in the traditional “have the sun at your back” position to get a good shot. I tend to ignore tradition and love back lit and silhouette shots so I fired away. He caught a fish and I was able to get this shot by firing off a burst.
Taken with Canon 40D and 100-400 lens on ground pod
F5.6 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 160, 400mm, evaluative metering