…morning light is magic…

Intimidation

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

    • Thanks Doug. Love their breeding plumage.

      July 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  2. That back light really made those feathers glow.

    July 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm

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

      July 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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

    July 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    • 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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