…morning light is magic…

Avocets in Flight Silhouette

The Gulf of Mexico was very calm last Sat. at Bolivar Flats.  It’s a rare occurence that I only see once or twice per year.  Makes for some great pre-dawn photo op’s of birds in flight with the nice orange glow before the sun comes up.  Took this hand-held shot while standing about knee-deep in the Gulf while waiting for the birds to fly by.  The slow shutter speed helped to blur their wings.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II leans with 1.4X III teleconverter, hand-held

1/13 sec @ F5.6, ISO 500, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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2 responses

  1. Now that had to have been a pretty morning. Very good capture, I know it’s not easy to do. Love the colors and the soft lines of the water. Hmmm, knee deep, lots of weight, sure hope there was a sand bar close by..:-).

    December 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  2. Thanks David. It was a georgous morning. There was a sand bar right in front of me but I was on the good side of the beach. Oh the memories….

    December 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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