…morning light is magic…

Willet Feeding

If all else fails, I’ll take photos of Willets at Bolivar Flats.  They are the old stand-by that are always around and cooperative.  This one was busy feeding on some local vegetation.  Made for some cool splashing activity while down at its level with ye old ground pod.  Went back to Bolivar yesterday and hit the jackpot.  More to come…

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

1/2000 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, spot metering, + 2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

1/2000 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, spot metering, + 2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

1/1000 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, spot metering, + 2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

1/1250 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, spot metering, + 2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

1/800 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, spot metering, + 2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

4 responses

  1. Good clean action with the droplets and great background. Sometimes I wonder just how in the heck they manage to find little things to eat.

    December 2, 2012 at 8:41 am

    • Thanks David. Willets are always a good time.

      December 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

  2. These are such stunning photos, and you’re so fortunate to be able to enjoy willets so easily. I appreciate you sharing your settings and it’s wonderful to see how crisp these are with the lens and extender combo you have. Thanks for sharing!

    December 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    • Thanks Bella. I’m very lucky to live 1/2 hr from the Gulf of Mexico. I was thinking just that last weekend as I was watching the sun coming up over the water. Always a great time and worth the effort to get up early.

      December 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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