Caught this Cattle Egret with a silhouette of his head visible though his wing with the early morning back lighting at High Island. It’s always one of my goals when shooting back-lit shots is to get this effect. I’ve gotten shots of Great Egrets doing this but this is a first for me with a Cattle Egret. Had a blast last Friday. It was a very nice change of pace to not have any clouds at sunrise.
One of my favorite photo’s of the year so far. More to come….
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount.
1/800 sec @ F5.6, ISO 250, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation
Definitely some serious light on this keeper. Great timing.
May 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm
Thanks Doug. It’s all about the light everytime that I go out. The light at sunrise is amazing IMO, as you know very well.
May 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm