…morning light is magic…

Spoonbill Fishing

A couple of Spoonbills were wondering around the pond at Bryan Beach on one of my recent trips.  Took the opportunity to get some shots of them fishing.  My usual Spoonbill photos aren’t water shots so this was a nice change of pace.  The shape of the bills work very well for fishing along the bottom of the pond.  My first photos of them actually catching fish.

1/1000 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1/3 exposure compensation

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1/800 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1/3 exposure compensation

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1/800 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1/3 exposure compensation

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8 responses

  1. missy

    Wow….i feel like i am sitting in the water and he is walking up to me!
    you are amazing!

    July 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    • Thanks Missy. Really appreciate your comments. I love it when the birds cooperate.

      July 29, 2013 at 5:12 am

  2. Sweet shots here Tim. I’ve got a few dragonfly shots like that 1st one too (where they are over or near a bird’s head). You don’t even see them in the shot until processing them later on the computer.

    Eye action and connection with the camera on the last one is pretty cool.

    July 28, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  3. You certainly put the spoonbill in good light:)

    July 28, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. I’m spoiled with early morning light.

      July 29, 2013 at 5:14 am

  4. Some killer shots. The dragon fly is a nice touch catching it in the focal plain. Like them all but #2 tugs on me a little more. Good job.

    July 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    • Thanks David. Bryan Beach has been good to me this year.

      July 29, 2013 at 6:47 pm

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