…morning light is magic…

Snowy Egret Landing

Saw this Snowy Egret flying in my direction from a distance.  Didn’t have time to lay down but was able to keep him in focus while I dropped to my knees in an attempt to not spook him while standing there.  It must have worked as he landed right in front of me with wings outstretched.  I did lay down after he landed but was only able to get one shot before he took off.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, handheld

1/4000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, no flash

8 responses

  1. Patti Edens

    Beautiful shot, Tim! I love the light coming through the wing feathers.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:13 am

  2. Tim,
    Love the light through the wings, caught at the right moment……….nice

    January 30, 2012 at 5:37 am

  3. Jan

    WOW! Beautiful!

    January 30, 2012 at 7:44 am

  4. Beautiful landing image, Tim. Well composed and nice to catch a little of the reflection in the water.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  5. Thanks Patti. You know how I like back lit shots…

    February 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  6. Thanks George. Always appreciate your comments.

    February 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm

  7. Thanks Jan.

    February 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

  8. Thanks Jim. It’s a little hard to see in the small image but I also liked the water drops coming off his feet.

    February 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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