…morning light is magic…

Egrets in Love

From High Island, TX, these two great egrets were showing some love during the next building ritual.  Caught this action just as the sun was coming up and got some nice back lighting.  They were on one of the man-made platforms with several other egrets.  One would stay by the nest and the other would venture out to capture the mighty stick.  Well, he didn’t have to venture very far as he would just walk across the platform and steal the sticks from one of the other nests.  Used negative exposure compensation to keep the sky from blowing out too much, which helped to highlight the back lighting on the egrets.

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

1/640 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compensation

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1/640 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compensation

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3 responses

  1. Great back lighting.

    June 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. High Island is a great place for back-lit breeding plumage shots.

      June 9, 2013 at 10:24 am

  2. Nice backlit shots. If I hadn’t bee committed this past weekend I was going to try one morning just to see what’s left.

    June 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm

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