…morning light is magic…

Great Egret Breeding Plumage

This great egret was showing off its breeding plumage at the High Island, TX rookery last weekend.  While preening, the plumage was is full display for everyone to see.  I’m thinking that she was showing off, just a little.  Worked for me.

Taken about an hour after sunrise with the light getting a little harsh but still usable.  Used spot metering on the bright backlit area of the plumage to properly expose the bright areas and darken the background.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens mounted on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount.

1/1250 sec @ F7.1, ISO 250, spot metering

One response

  1. Another of your classic shots Tim. I like the added behaviour of preening in this one. I think that sets it apart from some of your other shots.

    April 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

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