…morning light is magic…

Willet Posing

This Willet was giving me his best head-on pose with some good eye contact.  Had to use a little negative exposure compensation after the histogram showed some over exposed “blinkies” on his chest.

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

1/500 sec @ F9, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -1/3 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. Awesome color, solid control of the whites and love the straight on interaction with the bird’s eyes. It may or may not be looking at you, but it appears it’s in the middle of a stare down with you. As usual great background separation and thin DOF. Great job Tim.

    February 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    • Thanks Doug. Appreciate you comments as always. This Willet was very focused on feeding and not sure if he was looking at me or not. Took lots of photos in series as he was walking very close to me and this was my favorite with the eye contact.

      February 10, 2014 at 5:31 am

  2. The light creates an interesting mood.

    February 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. Morning light is the best, in my opinion.

      February 10, 2014 at 5:31 am

  3. Hi Tim! Your work continues to improve throughout the years! How’s it looking in Anahauc or would you suggest a better area for shooting some wildlife this coming spring? Might be time for a road trip.

    February 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    • Thanks Roy. Long time no see. I only went to Anahuac NWR a couple of times last year but there wasn’t much action at that time. If you are going to make the trip south, highly recommend doing it in March/April to catch the great action at High Island’s rookery, which is only a few miles from Anahuac. It’s an amazing place if you haven’t been there before. Well worth the trip. It’s also only about 30 miles from Bolivar Flats.

      February 10, 2014 at 5:36 am

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