All Shook Up
It felt like going home again when visiting Bolivar Flats last weekend. My favorite place to take shorebird photos, it has been almost 6 months since my last visit in April when leading a workshop at Galveston’s Featherfest. The weather, tide and my schedule finally cooperated, so it was off to Bolivar.
Saw the usual suspects including a reddish egret, great blue heron, white pelicans, avocets, sanderlings, snowy egret, etc. This Long Billed Curlew got his feathers ruffled, but not at my presence. He didn’t see me while I was lying down with the ground pod shooting away as he walked back and forth in front of me. This was very close to a full framed shot with using my teleconverter to get some extra reach. The sun was behind the clouds at sunrise but eventually peaked out.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head
1/400 sec @ F9, ISO 500, evaluative metering, 700mm