…morning light is magic…

Reddish Egret Stare Down

Here are a couple of Reddish Egret photo’s from last weekend at Bolivar Flats.  Found this bird while walking along the beach back to my car.  Wasn’t really in the mood to lay down again as my neck was hurting but am glad that I did.  He was waiting patiently for fish to swim by with his neck retracted close to his body.  He stuck it out a couple of times which made for a more interesting photo.  In the first shot, he was probably wondering who the idiot was lying on the ground taking his picture.  That would be me…

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 @ F10, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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1/400 sec @ F10, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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8 responses

  1. Your photos are just incredible, Tim. I love the ‘look’ in his eyes and the wind-swept ‘hair’!!

    October 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    • Thanks Judy. They are one of my favorite shorebirds in Texas.

      October 29, 2013 at 6:45 pm

  2. I like ’em both Tim. The stare down is cool, but I like the profile shot best. Don’t know that I’ve seen ever one from you with that particular head turn with a Reddish.

    October 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    • Thanks Doug. He does look good in profile. Caught some decent light although it was getting late for me.

      October 29, 2013 at 6:48 pm

  3. I love that look in the first one. It speaks volumes.

    October 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. He didn’t move from his spot but did give me the evil eye for sure.

      October 29, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  4. I like the looks you captured. Is Bolivar alive?

    October 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    • Thanks David. Bolivar is very much alive. It’s that time of the year.

      November 1, 2013 at 4:58 am

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