…morning light is magic…

Reddish Egret

Found this Reddish Egret hanging out close to the car while walking back from seeing the Peregrine Falcon per my last post.  He walked along a sandbar and turned to check us out and then continued on his way.

It was later in the morning so the light was harsh but he still made a good photo op.  Had to crank up the exposure compensation on the second shot to keep it from becoming a silhouette with the sun behind him.

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

Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation

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Aperture priority, 1/1600 sec @ F11, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 2/3 exposure compensation

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4 responses

  1. Joe

    I love to watch herons and egrets. This is the first reddish egret I’ve seen. Thanks for posting.

    February 14, 2016 at 2:32 pm

  2. Thanks Joe. I usually see at least one of them on most trips to Bolivar Flats. They are very fun to watch as they dance around while fishing. I have several more posts on my blog of these egrets.

    February 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

  3. Beautiful portrait!

    February 15, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    • Thanks Cornell. He gave us some good poses while walking along the sand bar but I liked the eye contact and leg position in the first shot the best.

      February 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

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