…morning light is magic…

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

2 responses

  1. Sarah

    This is my absolute favorite, Mr. Timmis!

    January 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm

  2. Thanks Sarah. Looks like Heather put the word out about my new blog. Great to hear from you. Hope everything is going well in NC.

    January 18, 2011 at 6:37 am

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