…morning light is magic…

Snowy Egret Catching a Fish

It always a good time when you see a shorebird plunge his head into the water and come up with a fish.  This Snowy Egret was working his way towards me and put on a good fishing display.  A high-speed camera comes in handy in this situation as you can get a series of shots of the action.  Had to use negative exposure compensation to keep the whites from blowing out on this bright white bird.

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

1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compensation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compenation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compenation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compenation

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5 responses

  1. Absolutely amazing Tim ! Can’t wait until I can get good enough to get shots like this. Your photos are something to aspire to.

    December 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    • Thanks Bella. Just takes lots of practice and being at the right place at the right time. I know the place and go there all of the time…

      December 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  2. Sheldon

    Happy New Year Tim…………

    December 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

    • Wishing you a happy new year as well Sheldon. Need to drag you to Bolivar sometime while the tide is low.

      December 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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