Avocet Close Ups
Here’s what happens when Avocets get too close. These are full frame shots from Bolivar Flats. Good times were had by all…me and a few hundred of my bird friends.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x III mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head
1/640 @ F10, evaluative metering, ISO 250, 700mm
1/800 @ F10, evaluative metering, -1/3 exposure compensation, ISO 250, 700mm
These are fantastic ! Just imagine ! No cropping required. 🙂
December 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm
Nice job Tim. Tough holding down the whites I bet. I kinda like the head-on look of the first one. I guess since it’s a more unusual pose from what we normally see.
December 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm
Thanks Bella. It’s always fun to get this close to Avocets which is not a common occurrence. Makes getting down low pay off.
December 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Thanks Doug. Didn’t have to use much exposure comp being that close.
December 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Being close can be good. I also like the head-on. You were having a real pay day – good job.
December 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm
More good stuff Tim, Ive secured a vac from Dec 21 thru Jan 7, Yipeee, see ya out there.
December 14, 2012 at 6:33 am