…morning light is magic…

Willet Action

Here are a few Willet shots from last weekend at Bolivar Flats.  Positioned myself near a grassy area to get some decent light with the grass reflecting on the water.  The Willets were accommodating as usual with low tide and the temp in the 40’s at sunrise.  Captured the shots with his wings extended as he was coming in for a landing.  Tracked him from a distance and squeezed off a burst as he landed.  Willet wings are quite dramatic on the underside compared to the top.  They are not a colorful shorebird but really change the contrast when they open up their wings.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on ground pod.

1/1000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 250, spot metering with +2/3 exposure compensation

1/800 sec @ F6.3, ISO 250, spot metering with +2/3 exposure compensation

1/1000 sec @ F6.3, ISO 250, spot metering with +2/3 exposure compensation

2 responses

  1. Tim, I really like your down low perpective…..I will have to try it……….thanks for sharing.

    November 10, 2011 at 5:27 am

    • Thanks George. You should try the down low shooting sometime. I have to warn you though, it’s addictive. I don’t like very many of my standing shots anymore.

      November 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

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