…morning light is magic…

American Avocet at Sunrise

This Avocet was posing nicely for me on a cold winter morning at sunrise.  Wish I was there this morning in the same conditions but rain and cloudy weather kept me grounded.  Gives me some time to process more photos like this one.  Another close-up shot with only minor cropping to a vertical format.

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

1/200 sec @ F9, ISO 800, evaluative metering +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

Bolivar Flats 008312172013-2

6 responses

  1. Very simple, uncluttered image to me. It conveys quiet, solitude & subtle color throughout. Gotta love that early morning light when it hits your subject like that. You can see water droplets on its back too.

    February 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  2. It is hard to beat a early morning shot of an Avocet. They are just striking, good job.

    February 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  3. I can almost “feel” it walking. Beautiful.

    February 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm

  4. Thanks Doug. Always a good time when individual Avocets can be found. It’s been a good season for them.

    March 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm

  5. Thanks David. Agree about the early morning Avocets. One of my favorite shore birds.

    March 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

  6. Thanks Lyle. Appreciate the feedback. It was nice of him to pose so well.

    March 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

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