…morning light is magic…

Spoonbill Partial Silhouette

Here is what I’d call a partial silhouette of a Roseate Spoonbill from the High Island rookery.  The body is dark but the wings are back-lit.  It works for me.  My plan was to go back this weekend but a little too much jet lag from recent trip kept me from wanting to drive 1.5 hrs to High Island.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount, no flash.

1/2500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering with +2/3 exposure compensation

4 responses

  1. Beautiful capture with the extended wings. Love the colors. I was there Thursday evening all alone. More birds than I’ve seen in the past.

    June 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    • Thanks David. It’s been awhile since I’ve been there. One of the days…

      June 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

  2. Bob Dempsey

    The series of photographs on this page are simply the most amazing bird photographs I have ever seen. I keep waiting for your National Geographic spread!

    June 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    • Thanks Bob for your very generous comments. I’ve got a long way to go before NG but it’s always a dream.

      June 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm

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