…morning light is magic…

Blurred Blast-Off

Blast off’s by a large flock of Geese are always fun to hear and photograph.  It’s a challenge to get sharp photos before the sun comes up so I typically go for blurred shots using shutter priority.  First photo is of Geese and the second is a flock of Black Birds.  Taken on a chilly morning at Anahuac NWR in SE Texas last weekend.

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

Shutter priority, 1/8 sec @ F9, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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Shutter priority, 1/8 sec @ F18, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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4 responses

  1. Hear the roar, feel the excitement! Glad you were able to get some of that Tim. I like the blurs.

    January 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    • Thanks David. Appreciate the tip about the geese at Anahuac. It was a fun time.

      January 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

  2. Absolutely LOVE these, especially the geese! Good blurs can convey a sense of the movement much more effectively than sharp images, IMO.

    January 13, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    • Thanks Katrina. Agree about the sense of movement that blurs show. I’ve always enjoyed shooting blurred shots early in the morning.

      January 14, 2015 at 7:44 pm

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