Reddish Egret Silhouette
Tried to go to the Texas City Dike this morning but it was closed due to a small oil spill – bummer. Tried to make the best of it by heading further south to Galveston. Was thinking about going to Bolivar but my gut told me to head to the east end of Galveston instead. As I drove along the east end, it was pretty dead so I decided to try east beach instead. I’ve learned to trust my gut when it comes to wildlife photography and this time it paid off. Got lucky with several Willets, a couple of White Morph Reddish Egrets and this Reddish Egret hanging around the jetty.
My original goal was to take some flight shots so I left the tripod and ground pod in the car, which ended up being a big mistake on my part. Ended up laying down and shooting hand-held for some of the shots. Haven’t had time to go through all of them yet but here is a silhouette of the Reddish Egret that I like.
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens
1/1250 sec @ F5.6, ISO 200, evaluative metering at +1/3 exp compensation, no flash