Here is an early morning shot of a Roseate Spoonbill from the High Island, TX rookery. There appears to be more of them around this year. Most of the nesting is being done by the Great Egrets but the Spoonbills are always fun to watch and shoot. This guy was taking off and I was able to catch some wing blur and decent light in his eye.
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount.
Aperture priority, 1/160 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering + 2/3 exposure compensation, no flash
Like the full wing extention with the blur for motion. Good to see the feet are not tangled behind the vegetation adding to the stretched lift. What seals the deal for me is the side light and the small glimmer or reflection in the eye. Good capture!
April 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Thanks David for looking and commenting.
April 30, 2012 at 4:26 am