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
I am laughing at your stats. I feel your pain. Pretty capture and I know you have so many more. Cann’t beat good morning light.
April 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm
Hello Tim, we must have been close to each other Friday morning……….we need to meet each other……….I love your work, and believe it or not, I find myself trying to capture the looks as you do so well……..
April 7, 2012 at 6:28 am
Thanks David. No pain. It’s all good but I do admit that going through all of the photos can be a slight cause of pain.
April 7, 2012 at 10:55 am
Thanks George. Bummer that we missed each other on Friday. I was the guy with the grey beard on the lower platform all the way to the left side.
April 7, 2012 at 10:57 am