…morning light is magic…

Great Blue Point of View

On my last trip to Brazos Bend State Park, Doug and I didn’t have much luck with birds until we came across this Great Blue Heron that allowed us to get very close.  Too close to get anything but head shots, which is not a bad situation to be in.  When that’s the case with long necked birds, it’s time to go vertical.   Got some photos as he was facing us but kind of liked these POV shots as he was looking away.

Somehow in the move to a vertical shot, ended up moving the dial by mistake and got -2/3 exposure compensation.  I’m still not used to having the exposure compensation bar on the right side of the viewfinder compared to my 7D with the bar on the bottom.

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

1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation (wrong setting)

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation (wrong setting)

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2 responses

  1. You just made a long neck seem remarkably long. Great perspective.

    July 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  2. Thanks Lyle. He made up for a very slow day.

    July 28, 2014 at 5:32 am

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