…morning light is magic…

Catching the Light

With the water jumping above the surface from the quick thrusting of his beak, this Reddish Egret was able to catch some food and some nice light.  As he came up with a small bite, the sunlight reflected off the water at the tip of his beak and radiated down in its reflection.

My goal every time that I go out is to play with the light at sunrise.  This Reddish Egret was literally playing along with me.

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

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

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10 responses

  1. This one is pretty spectacular Tim. That water drop highlight spearing out into the foreground is pretty unique. Love it.

    March 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    • Thanks Doug for the feedback. It almost looks like I used a flash on this shot but I haven’t used the better beamer since I first got my 500mm lens.

      March 22, 2015 at 8:54 pm

  2. Such a great capture!!! Hopefully your students at Featherfest this year will also capture some wonderful images ……..

    March 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    • Thanks Sheldon. I’m hoping for sunny skies and low tides for Featherfest.

      March 22, 2015 at 8:55 pm

  3. That’s a superb shot. The bird, droplets, light, reflection. I like the way the water and reflection fade out toward the bottom.

    March 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    • Thanks for your comments. He was very cooperative that morning.

      March 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm

  4. You sure nailed that one.

    March 23, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. Won’t likely ever be able to replicate the sun reflection like that again so I’ll take it.

      March 25, 2015 at 8:37 pm

  5. Stamp that one with a wow factor. Perfect timing for the water drops and the reflection of light. Not to mention a perfect foreground and background. Well done Tim!

    March 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    • Thanks David. It’s been a great year so far for Reddish Egrets at Bolivar. Not much time left for low tides in the morning so I need to head back out there sometime.

      March 25, 2015 at 8:38 pm

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