…morning light is magic…

Backlit and Lovin’ It

I’m a major fan of backlit bird photos, especially from High Island’s rookery.  Sunrise is a very special time at the rookery.  The sun comes up in your face and provides some great backlit photo op’s.  This Great Egret was showing off it’s breeding plumage and backlit wings.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens mounted on tripod with Wimberly II head

1/1600 sec @ F8, ISO 400, manaul exposure

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1/1600 sec @ F8, ISO 400, manaul exposure

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6 responses

  1. Sweet shots Tim. Looks like the 500mm is giving you the reach you’ve been looking for at the rookery.

    March 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    • Thanks Doug. The extra reach is nice but sometimes too much as the birds are so close at the rookery. IQ of the lens is what impresses me. It’s very sweet.

      March 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm

  2. Superb backlighting shots. I view the second one as a double dose. Beautiful backlighting on the wing giving a soft reflective light on the face. Good work!

    March 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    • Thanks David. I’m a fan of the second one as well. I love the back lighting at the rookery.

      March 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

  3. Sheldon

    Simply wonderful………….

    March 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    • Thanks Sheldon. You need to dig out the 100-400 and head east my friend. It’s a good time, except for the skeeters at sunrise.

      March 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm

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