…morning light is magic…

Oystercatcher in Flight

Tried to make a trip to Bolivar Flats yesterday but couldn’t get there as it looked like I might get my car stuck in the sand with all of the rain that the Houston area had last week.  Ended up heading to the Texas City dike in search of the elusive American Oystercatcher.  Found him in the usual spot and got this shot as he flew off.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X teleconverter, handheld out the car window

1/1600 sec @ F16, ISO 1600, evaluative metering

 

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7 responses

  1. Superb shot, Tim!

    September 22, 2014 at 6:35 am

    • Thanks Dina. Always appreciate your comments.

      September 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm

  2. Ah it’s always the water droplets that add that nice touch.

    September 22, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    • I agree Lyle. It always helps to have some drops in shorebird photos. Getting a take off shot paid off.

      September 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

  3. This is fantastic Tim! Wondering – are you offering any workshops this next year?

    September 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • Thanks Emily. I will be leading workshops again next year at Galveston’s Featherfest in April. I also do individual field trips. Shoot me an email if you are interested.

      September 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

  4. OH is that right? Absolutely am interested as trying to decide what to do next year. Will send you a message.

    September 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

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