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