…morning light is magic…

Willet Silhouette

I just can’t resist taking silhouette shots at sunrise.  I was walking along the beach at Bolivar before sunrise with Avocets off to my right and Willets to my left.  My goal is always to get Avocet shots but my gut told me to go for the Willets in silhouette as the sun was getting ready to come up.  Glad that I made that decision as the Avocets ended up flying away as I was shooting the Willets.

This silhouette shows a good example of the narrow depth of field with a 500mm lens with the blurred foreground and background and a little strip in between that’s in focus.

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

1/640 sec @ F5.6, ISO 500,  evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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2 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    Nice catch with the drop of water. Certainly like the narrow DOF, setting your subject off from everything else. Bet you can’t wait until the water warms up a little.

    February 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  2. Thanks Doug. I actually like it better when it’s cold out where I can wear my neoprene waders. It’s only at real low tide in the mornings during the winter at Bolivar so it’s my favorite time of the year.

    February 12, 2013 at 5:00 am

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