…morning light is magic…

Yellow Legs

The elusive Yellow Legs can be hard to find and difficult to shoot as they dart around so much.  They typically hang out near the weeds along the shore line.   Was fortunate to have one very close to me at Bolivar.  He was attracted to the area right in front of me when the Snowys and Avocets moved in to feed.  Very little cropping on these shots.

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

1/1250 sec @ F8, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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1/1250 sec @ F8, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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11 responses

  1. Outstanding shots with good detail along with a perfect background. I think the second one is a show stopper. A winner for sure. Good job.

    December 13, 2012 at 6:59 am

    • Thanks David. That’s about as close to one as I’ve gotten. It was a very good time.

      December 18, 2012 at 8:36 am

  2. Dennis Hough

    Tim, How do you in-put your name and copyright symbol on each photo?

    Dennis (Lake Conroe resident)

    December 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

    • Dennis, I use Photoshop CS5 and the “horizontal type tool” to type on the photo. The copyright symbol is typed by holding down on the “alt” key while typing “0169”.

      December 18, 2012 at 8:41 am

  3. Such amazing captures ! I bet you loved it when s/he look at you straight on as if to say “Yea..so what about it?”

    December 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    • Thanks Bella. Always appreciate your comments. Getting eye contact with your subject is always a goal but sometimes hard to achieve as they typically don’t walk staight towards you.

      December 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

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  5. Terrific photos of the yellowlegs with an interesting perspective!

    December 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    • Thanks Phil for visiting my blog and commenting.

      December 18, 2012 at 8:43 am

  6. Beth Goetzman

    That new 500mm is incredible!

    January 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    • Thanks Beth. It’s a keeper.

      January 14, 2013 at 6:23 pm

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