While walking back to my car, saw this Redding Egret fishing near the shoreline. Almost kept walking as I was worn out from an active early morning shoot but decided to lay down one more time. Glad that I did as he cooperated with some good feeding shots.
One way to get action shots with shorebirds is to start shooting a burst of shots when their head starts moving down towards the water. Was able to capture a nice see-through splash as his head dove into the water. The high shutter speed froze the action when the splash was at its peak.
With the light being harsh around 9:00 a.m., the colors were very muted so decided to use B&W on this one.
Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head
1/2000 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation