The Snowy Splash
After taking some Avocet photos at Bolivar Flats, I moved to a different location where four Snowy Egrets were hanging out fishing. Got close and laid down on a sandbar with my ground pod. I would shoot off a burst of shots when their head started to go towards the water, which led to some interesting splash shots. Had to use negative exposure compensation to keep the whites from being over exposed and blowing out.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II head
Aperture priority, 1/500 sec @ F11, ISO 200, evaluative metering, -1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm