…morning light is magic…

Willet Portrait

I typically stay home when it’s cloudy but may have to rethink that strategy.   Got up last Sat., looked at the radar and saw clouds with some showers in the area.  Would have stayed home but was going to meet up Daniel Lim, who introduced me to Bolivar Flats and shooting from the prone position back in 2006.  I must have been a slow learner though as I didn’t start shooting this way until 2009.

Couldn’t get close to the Avocets so had to concentrate on the good o’l stand by, the Willet.  This is one of my favorite shots.  I’ll share a few more later.  And yes, I’m still in love with my 500mm lens.

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

1/800 sec @ F8, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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4 responses

  1. Doug Haass

    I like the portrait orientation, allowing a full on shot. The soft light really wraps around the bird with a nice even exposure. The bird certainly is connecting with you with its eyes in this shot. It doesn’t have the same impact that your early morning sun shots do, but still a very nice shot.

    March 1, 2013 at 7:39 am

    • Thanks Doug. I like how this one came out considering I’m almost never out shooting in cloudy weather. Something different can be a good thing once in awhile.

      March 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  2. I love it when they look right at you Tim. Beautiful capture, and thanks for your setting info.

    March 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    • Thanks Emily. He did a good job of trying to stare me down.

      March 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

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