…morning light is magic…

Dance of the White Morph Reddish Egret

Being the rarest of the American herons/egrets, Reddish Egrets are listed as a threatened species in Texas.   Total population is estimated at about 2,000 nesting pairs with 5 to 10% being White Morph’s in the US.  From my experience, they are much better at fishing than Great Egrets so hopefully they will continue to make a comeback from being hunted for their plumage.  They are very active when feeding and will jump around and use their wings to help find their prey.

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

1/3200 sec @ F5.6, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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1/640 sec @ F11, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. Steve G

    These shots are just amazing. I really enjoy your work.

    December 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    • Thanks Steve for checking out my blog and commenting. Glad that you like my photos. It’s been a passion of mine for the last 9 years.

      December 9, 2014 at 5:05 am

  2. I’m trying to decide if I like the water trail or beautifully lit wings better. Great problem!

    December 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. Always appreciate your comments. The white morph put on quite a show for me that day. Hoping that he is still around next time that I go there.

      December 9, 2014 at 5:06 am

  3. Low angle and great light along with action. Good work Tim!

    December 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    • Thanks David. He was really cooperating on that trip.

      December 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

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