…morning light is magic…

Avocet Posing

My goal for the last trip to Bryan Beach near Freeport, TX was to concentrate on Avocet shots as some of them are in full breeding plumage.  Of course, when David and I got into position near the pond, most of the Avocets were on the other end.  After getting some Skimmer shots, ended up moving to the other end in search of the elusive Avocets.  Ended up doing the old belly crawl to get close to them, which is always fun in the stinky muck around that pond.  Well worth the effort to get close to these guys.  The interesting part was after getting in to position, I felt something started crawling under my stomach.  Likely a small crab but I wasn’t about to move at that point so was glad that it didn’t bite.

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

1/640 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. That’s some really sweet light on that bird. Beautiful color and detail.

    July 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    • Thanks Doug. One of the few times that I’ve been close to them in breeding plumage.

      July 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

  2. Best one I’ve seen of that bird.

    July 18, 2013 at 12:30 am

    • Thanks Lyle. It’s one of my favorite birds to photograph.

      July 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

  3. That is a seriously beautiful shot. Good work Tim.

    July 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    • Thanks David. I’m pleased with how this one turned out. Also glad that I moved my position to the other end of the pond where the Avocets were located.

      July 20, 2013 at 9:43 am

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