…morning light is magic…

Willets Part II

Here are a couple more Willet shots from my cloudy outing at Bolivar.   The same subject as my previous post but in some different poses.  The last one is a full framed shot at 700mm with no cropping.

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

1/640 sec @ F8, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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

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6 responses

  1. One would never know these were taken on a cloudy day. The lighting is wonderful and you make it seem so simple to take photos of these lovelies.

    March 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    • Thanks Emily. Clouds are natures softbox. I usually like more dramatic lighting but like how these turned out. The prep and clean-up is a pain but shooting from the prone position is lots of fun. You should try it sometime.

      March 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm

      • Perhaps if I make it to some good salt flats I may just do that! BTW, looking at your pic here. Do you always use the flash unit too?

        March 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

  2. You don’t need salt flats to try it. Any beach will do or anywhere you see any type of critter on the ground. Just get down to their level and give it a shot. You will like the result. I don’t use flash all of the time. In fact, I haven’t used it much with my new 500mm lens as I like to use the flash bracket as a handle to carry it around with and having the flash attached makes it more difficult to carry it that way.

    March 7, 2013 at 5:12 am

  3. A really big soft box for lighting. I like the swaggered look. Good capture.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    • Thanks David. I may to to try cloudy weather more often.

      March 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

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