…morning light is magic…

Reddish Egret…almost but…

Here are a few more shots of a Reddish Egret fishing from Bolivar Flats, TX.  From stalking its prey to going for the gold.  This one was so close to catching the fish in mid-air.  Would have been the money shot.  I’ll have to settle for bronze.  Hopefully won’t have to wait another 4 years to try again.

It’s always challenging to shoot action shots from laying down on your stomach but using the full Wimberley head on the ground pod makes it easier.  Having practiced with my 100-400 and Wimberley Sidekick for about 5 years made for an easy transition to the big lens.

Taken with Canon 7D + Canon 500mm F4 IS II + 1.4x III teleconverter, mounted on Skimmer ground pod with full Wimberley head.

1/800 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering

1/800 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering

1/800 sec @ F7.1, ISO 500, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

1/800 sec @ F7.1, ISO 500, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

4 responses

  1. These are great close ups coupled with some pretty niffty action shots. Good exposures and sharpness…..your set up is delivering.

    August 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    • Thanks David. They were very cooperative that day. The new 500 is working great. It’s living up to expectations. A very noticable difference in the quality of my shots when looking at them on the computer.

      August 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  2. Sheldon

    Wonderful series of images, but I really love the first one the most. You and the 500 make a good team………..:)

    September 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    • Thanks Sheldon. They were all very clost to full frame shots. I’m really liking the new lens. It was a very good investment.

      September 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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