Avocets in Flight at Sunrise
It can be challenging to get flight shots while laying down with a ground pod. It’s difficult to keep panning with the birds for any distance since your range of motion is limited in that position. This group of Avocets from Bolivar were flying near a sand bar with the Gulf of Mexico in the background. Close to a full frame shot.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens and 1.4x III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head
1/800 sec @ F5.6, ISO 500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation