…morning light is magic…

Avocet Wearing Water

Bathing birds can provide for some good photo op’s.  With a high shutter speed, froze the action when he came up out of the water.  Captured the water going over his head and body.  Always a good time seeing these birds up close.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod

manual exposure, 1/1600 sec @ F10, ISO 400, spot metering, 700mm

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8 responses

  1. Wonderful shot.

    March 13, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    • Thanks Belinda. They are one of my favorite shorebirds to photograph.

      March 20, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  2. Beautiful! The water action is awesome!!

    March 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    • Thanks Donna. It was lots of fun.

      March 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm

  3. You must be pretty happy with the water spray. Great shot.

    March 13, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    • Thanks Lyle. That’s why I like shorebird photography. Lots of action going on and the water was the icing on the cake.

      March 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  4. Agree. The droplets in focus make the shot.

    March 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    • Thanks Stephen. Appreciate your feedback as always.

      March 15, 2016 at 5:11 pm

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