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Reddish Wings

The Reddish Egret saga continues from Bolivar Flats.  Here are a couple of photos of a Reddish Egret is full fishing mode.  They are very animated with spreading their wings out to scare the fish.  These full frame shots were taken while laying down in the sand with my ground pod.  Had to crank up the exposure compensation on this one with the bright background of the water causing the camera to reduce the exposure.  Always have to play with the exposure compensation while using Aperture priority to get the proper exposure.  Becomes second nature after lots of practice.

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

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. Doug Haass

    Nice job getting the wings full frame and catching the action. Having to use the manual zoom of the 500mm makes that a little harder to capture.

    September 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    • Thanks Doug. I hit the jackpot with Reddish Egret that day.

      September 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  2. It’s got to be fun just watching them with the added plus of photographing. Good job on the spread.

    September 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    • Thanks David. It is fun to watch these birds as they do their thing.

      September 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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