…morning light is magic…

Nighthawk Snoozing

Found two Common Nighthawks lying in the gravel at the Texas City Dike.  They were hard to spot and were well camouflaged at a distance.  This one was snoozing but luckily opened his eyes long enough to get a catch light in his eye from the sun.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld

1/800 sec @ F13, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm


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2 responses

  1. He blends in real nice. That would be easy to miss, nice catch.

    October 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

  2. Thanks David. It would have been cool to see them flying around, but they were posing nicely.

    October 11, 2014 at 8:24 am

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