…morning light is magic…

Avocet Water Mask

This is one of my favorite photos from Bolivar this year, so far.  This Avocet was taking a bath very close to me as I was lying down with my ground pod.  He started dunking his head/body into the water and I kept trying to get a photo of him with water on his head.  This one went above my expectations when he came up with his entire head covered with water and the splash coming off the top.  This is where 8 frames/sec comes in handy.

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

1/1600 sec @ F10, ISO 400, manual exposure, 700mm

Bolivar Flats_55302242013-2

4 responses

  1. This is fabulous!

    April 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    • Thanks Emily. I was very happy how this one turned out.

      April 10, 2013 at 4:36 am

  2. Wow, wow, wow!!!!
    This is stunning!!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    April 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    • Thanks Cornel. Appreciate your comments. Living near the Gulf of Mexico has it’s advantages and I’m going to take advantage of it.

      April 10, 2013 at 4:38 am

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