…morning light is magic…

Snowy Egret on the Move

Spent some quality time yesterday morning at Bolivar Flats.  The tide and sun were cooperating for once.  Found a decent spot where birds were feeding and laid down on a sand bar for about 1.5 hrs to get some shorebird action shots.  There was a White Morph Reddish Egret feeding along with this Snowy Egret.  They would tolerate each other to a point but the White Morph finally had enough and tried to chase the Snowy away.  Caught this shot when the Snowy was running from the White Morph.  Luckily he didn’t leave and I ended up with over 3200 photos to sort through.  Used manual mode for shooting these white birds to maintain the proper exposure as they were on the move.

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

1/1000 sec @ F9 on manual mode

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6 responses

  1. I like the action you captured. Almost touching with the front leg and trailing water with the back one. Trying to get the lay of the land with the pretty light…is this around the corner to the right?

    February 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    • Thanks David. You are correct with the location. The birds have been very spread out at low tide and it’s hit or miss where they are going to be. It’s been very challenging lately to get close to the Avocets.

      February 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm

  2. Everything about this photo is perfect. Shows great talent and lots of patience pays off.

    February 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    • Thanks Bella. Patience pays, along with a fast camera.

      February 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  3. Sheldon

    Great capture Tim. Beautiful light…………..

    February 6, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    • Thanks Sheldon. There is a sandbar at Bolivar with your name on it, just waiting.

      February 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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