Backlit Great Egret from High Island
It felt fantastic this morning to get the chance again to take photos at High Island’s rookery. It was like going home again. It’s a long drive but well worth it. Got there about 45 minutes before the sun came up and had to use a flash light to walk down the trail. Used to fumble my way in the dark but stopped doing that after finding a gator on the trail a few years ago. Got set up and had a blast taking blurred flight shots in the pre-dawn hour. At sunrise, the sun comes up in your face which I love as you can get a chance to play in the light and get great opportunities for some unique backlit photos. Below is one of my favorites from today.
Stats for the day: 3 hours of driving, 2 hours of shooting, too many mosquitos to count, 3316 photos taken, 900 photos saved, photos processed = 1 (so far)
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount
1/800 sec @ F5.6, partial metering, -2/3 exposure compensation, ISO 250, no flash