Reddish Egret in Partial Silhouette
Time to get back to posting some winged subjects with feathers. These Reddish Egrets were doing their usual dancing around while fishing. Two partial silhouette shots taken at different locations along the Gulf of Mexico from the beach at Bolivar Flats in Texas.
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
1/1250 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation
1/1600 sec @ F7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 1/3 exposure compensation
Fishing is obviously not enough to keep their attention. Wonderful shots.
November 9, 2015 at 6:40 am
Thanks Lyle. They are actually using their wings to direct/scare the fish so that they can catch them. It’s all part of the fishing ritual for Reddish Egrets, which makes them one of my favorite birds to photograph. Lots of action to be had.
November 9, 2015 at 6:29 pm