…morning light is magic…

Sandhill Silhouettes

With some early morning fog and backlighting, these Sandhill Cranes were made for silhouettes.  Since I’m a major fan of wildlife silhouettes, didn’t take much arm twisting to get me to take advantage of the opportunity.  Used negative exposure compensation to darken the scene and enhance the shot.  Taken handheld out the car window.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens and 1.4x III teleconverter

1/1250 sec @ F11, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compensation

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1/1250 sec @ F11, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compensation

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9 responses

  1. I like silhouettes too so these are easy to enjoy. That background is wonderful. The sandhills around here seem to be cautious of people than ever or perhaps my memory is bad.

    October 13, 2013 at 11:13 am

    • Thanks Lyle. It was a great morning to be out shooting in the fog/sun. Sandhills are very siddish but these three got a little too close as I almost hit them with my car.

      October 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  2. Doug Haass

    Sweet shots Tim.

    October 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    • Thanks Doug. It was good to get out of dodge and shoot something different. I need to start making more trips out of Texas.

      October 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      • Doug Haass

        Yeah, like Bosque! We should work up a trip with David next year.

        October 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  3. Really good silhouettes Tim! Love to see them.

    October 13, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    • Thanks David. It was a nice change of pace with lots of Sandhills compared to our usual trip home in June/July.

      October 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm

  4. Beautiful photographs!

    October 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    • Thanks Greg for stopping by and commenting. Appreciate it.

      October 17, 2013 at 4:40 am

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