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Tri-Colored Focus

There was a “gaggle” of Tri-Colored Herons on this trip to Brazoria NWR in SE Texas.  My definition of a gaggle is >20, which is a record for me.  They were everywhere mixed in with Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Spoonbills, Ibis and a few Wood Storks.   It wasn’t very conducive to clean backgrounds but was fun none the less.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter, hand-held out the car window

1/640 sec @ F5.6, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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1/1000 sec @ F8, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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4 responses

  1. Good to know how many a gaggle is for the future. You really had a luxury of targets to make good photos.

    September 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. It was almost too many birds as it was difficult to get isolated shots when I first showed up.

      September 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  2. A gaggle, translation – a bunch! Looked like fun, now which one to focus on. Like the unique position of the last one. Nice catch.

    September 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    • Thanks David. It was a good time. They had the road blocked off at the larger pond area so I couldn’t get to where the Storks normally hang out. Luckily some of them showed up at this area.

      September 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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