…morning light is magic…

Avocet Close-up’s

Here are a couple of close-up shots of an American Avocet from Bolivar Flats as he was walking towards me.  The darker colors around his head/neck are breeding plumage.  Only minor cropping and no sharpening.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head

1/1000 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation (due to bright background)

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1/1000 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. Sheldon

    Simply beautiful………….

    June 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    • Thanks Sheldon. It can be difficult to get shots of Avocets by themselves away from the flock so I was thrilled when two of them came towards me.

      June 15, 2014 at 9:06 am

  2. Beautiful captures Tim!

    June 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    • Thanks David. I keep hoping for more low tide at sunrise to get back out there.

      June 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

  3. Love the full frame captures. Both nice captures, but second one has the drop of water going for it.

    June 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    • Thanks Doug. I love it when birds cooperate up close. Makes losing the crop sensor less of an issue.

      June 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

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