…morning light is magic…

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

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8 responses

  1. Great shot, Tim.

    November 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

  2. Lovely photo!

    November 28, 2013 at 11:59 am

    • Thanks Cornel. Watching Snowy’s try to catch fish is always a good time.

      December 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  3. That looks like perfect timing. Did it come up with anything?

    November 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. He didn’t come up with anything on that dive. They were catching very small fish that day so it was hard to tell on some of the photos. Ended up getting more dunking shots than catching fish shots.

      December 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

  4. Great timing with the water droplets in the air. The tides are turning in your favor.

    December 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    • Thanks David. Tis the season for low tides at sunrise so I’m having fun when I can go. You need to head that direction one of these weekends.

      December 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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