…morning light is magic…

Legs of Yellow

Hence their name, Yellowlegs.  These shorebirds move around very fast while feeding in the shallow water.  It’ a challenge to track them and keep them in focus so I tend to use all focus points on them when they get close.  They have been in abundance this year at Bolivar Flats.

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

1/2000 sec @ F9, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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1/1250 sec @ F0, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1250 sec @ F10, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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5 responses

  1. They are always on a march. Like how calm the water is with these captures. Like the split shadow on the full frontal shot. Seems like every time conditions are right something comes up. I need to make it back out there.

    March 15, 2015 at 11:47 am

  2. Beautiful slanted light and water reflections. Thanks.

    March 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

  3. Thanks David. You do need to get back out there. It’s been good this season so far. I skipped this weekend as I was recovering from being sick all week. It’s time to head back to High Island as well.

    March 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm

  4. Thanks for checking out my blog and commenting. It was a good day to lay down and get some bird photos.

    March 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  5. Beautiful. I especially like the last one.

    March 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

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