…morning light is magic…

Long Billed Thrasher

Long Billed Thrashers showed up at every watering hole at Laguna Seca ranch.  They can only be found in South Texas and in eastern Mexico.  Lack of sun forced me to break out the flash/better beamer for some fill flash.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head

1/1000 sec @ F9, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation,

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1/1600 sec @ F9, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation, fill flash @ -3 stops with better beamer

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1/800 sec @ F9, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation, fill flash @ -3 stops with better beamer

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8 responses

  1. That first shot with the trailing water is wonderful.

    June 1, 2015 at 4:41 am

    • Thanks Stephen. My camera did well on that one.

      June 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm

  2. The curved, trailing water … with a reflection? That’s good.

    June 1, 2015 at 9:26 am

    • Thanks Lyle. I love it when the birds cooperate.

      June 2, 2015 at 8:02 pm

  3. Steve

    I really like the second shot. The background blurred out and the bird so sharp and interesting.

    June 4, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    • Thanks Steve. They were very cooperative over the two days that we were at the ranch.

      June 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm

  4. Beautiful poses sure makes for a great day. Well done Tim.

    June 7, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    • Thanks David. They were one of the better posing birds during our trip.

      June 7, 2015 at 6:17 pm

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