…morning light is magic…

Reddish Close-up

This Reddish Egret walked around us at FeatherFest during my Ground Level Photography field trip.  He was too close for a full bird shot so got these head shots with minor cropping.

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.

Update:  I’ve added copies of the original uncropped photos to show how cropping is a necessity sometimes when there are distracting backgrounds.  In this case, we were shooting back towards our cars parked on the beach.

Original photo:

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Cropped photo:

Aperture priority, 1/800 sec @ F11, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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Original photo:

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Cropped photo:

Aperture priority, 1/1000 sec @ F11, ISO 2500, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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4 responses

  1. Great photos.

    May 8, 2016 at 11:08 am

  2. Beautiful detail!

    May 10, 2016 at 4:22 pm

  3. Thanks Belinda. I’ve added the original photos to show how I cropped them.

    May 10, 2016 at 6:52 pm

  4. Thanks Donna. It helped that he was very close to us.

    May 10, 2016 at 6:53 pm

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