…morning light is magic…

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

4 responses

  1. 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

    • 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

  2. 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……..
    geomc

    April 7, 2012 at 6:28 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

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