…morning light is magic…


This Great Egret was all bristled up while chasing off another egret from its nesting area.  The breeding plumage can not only be used for attracting a mate, but also to intimidate an unwanted visitor.  Some back-lit action from High Island’s rookery earlier this year.

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

1/1600 sec @ F8, ISO 400, spot metering

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6 responses

  1. Again, nice job controlling the whites in this shot. Like the raised wing position with backlight coming through.

    July 3, 2013 at 6:09 am

  2. That back light really made those feathers glow.

    July 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  3. Can’t beat early morning back lighting. She’s pretty, good job.

    July 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  4. Thanks Doug. Love their breeding plumage.

    July 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  5. Thanks Lyle. It’s a great place to get back-lit shots.

    July 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  6. Thanks David. Just wish that I would have spent more time there this year.

    July 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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