…morning light is magic…

Reddish Egret Up Close

This Reddish Egret landed near by and ended up walked around me.  Makes lying around  in the wet sand worth it.  These are close to full frame shots cropped to vertical.

Had to crank up the ISO to 5000 to get up to 1/500 sec shutter speed.  Helps to justify the price tag (to me but not my wife) on the 1DX as I wouldn’t have gotten this shot with my 7D as the noise would have been too bad at these settings.

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

1/500 sec @ F8, ISO 5000, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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1/500 sec @ F8, ISO 5000, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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6 responses

  1. I really like the movement in the water and shallow DOF. Wonderful images Tim………

    February 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    • Thanks Sheldon. Reddish Egrets have been abundant this year at Bolivar. One of my favorite birds down there.

      February 17, 2015 at 5:33 am

  2. Gorgeous. That’s quite the “mane” on those birds.

    February 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. I do love the texture of their feathers. I’ve got some better shots that show off his “mane” that I’ll post later.

      February 19, 2015 at 5:14 am

  3. Sweet shots, I think he was showing off.

    February 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    • Thanks David. There has been an abundance of Reddish Egrets at Bolivar this year. A banner crop.

      February 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

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