…morning light is magic…

Avocet Halo Affect

One way to get action shots of shorebirds is to shoot a burst of shots when their head starts going towards the water. You can catch some interesting splashing photos. In this case, the Avocet ended up with a water “halo” around his head.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head

1/500 sec @ F11, ISO 500, evaluative metering, – 1/3 exposure compensation

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1/400 sec @ F11, ISO 500, evaluative metering, – 1/3 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. Beautiful photos!
    Great light and very nice colors!

    January 24, 2014 at 2:13 am

    • Thanks Cornel. Appreciate the feedback.

      January 26, 2014 at 6:20 am

  2. Amazing what you can capture with a fast shutter. It happens so fast most will never see it take place. Nice catch.

    January 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    • Thanks David. A little faster shutter would have been nice but ISO 500 is about my limit on the 7D.

      January 26, 2014 at 6:21 am

  3. Nice timing Tim. As David said, that fast shutter speed allows you to capture things many people don’t realize they are missing.

    It’s also how you get the ones with the little fishes in their beak as they come out of the water.

    January 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    • Thanks Doug. I’m always up for the fish catching shot but those don’t come around very often.

      January 26, 2014 at 6:22 am

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