…morning light is magic…

On the Run at Brazos Bend

Made a trip out to Brazos Bend State park a couple of weeks ago.  It was a little chilly at 39 deg and very windy which attributed to my frozen head/face.  Had a hat in the car but being the intelligent person that I am, didn’t put it on.  Was going to walk back to the car to get it but the sun was about to come out and I didn’t want to miss the good light.  Caught several Coots running around, as usual, and had a fly over from a bald eagle, which was a first for me at Brazos Bend.  Of course the Coot shots came out better so I’ll post these.  Got some decent light on this one.  The challenge with these guys is to catch them in mid stride and to keep their heads in relative focus while their wings are blurred to give a sense of motion.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, hand held, no flash

1/400 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

1/320 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

3 responses

  1. Nice job Tim. Good color of light and water action off the feet.

    Last two of my three recent trips out there I’ve had 34 deg and frost on the ground. Water levels look good now too. I’m sure the rain from last weekend helped even more.

    February 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm

  2. Mano

    Lovely shot.. i think you take all your photos in Av mode leaving the shutter speed to the camera to decide and most of the time shooting the photo wide open? I see blurry effect on the bird wings in couple of your other photos as well and for sure this is delibarate act from you to show the motion in action.. lovely take for sure Tim..

    June 7, 2012 at 5:27 am

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