…morning light is magic…

Bobwhite Quail

The call of distant quail seemed to be everywhere on this morning in Lubbock, TX.  They move quickly and are very fast runners, which makes it challenging to get photos of them.  Did a little stalking and was able to get some photos of these elusive birds.

On the last photo, used the back-focus button to lock focus on the bird and then repositioned my lens to get both rows of barbed wire in the photo with the quail in the left third of the shot, i.e. rule of thirds.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4X III teleconverter, handheld out the car window

Aperture priority, 1/800 sec @ F5.6, ISO 3200, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm


Aperture priority, 1/640 sec @ F5.6, ISO 3200, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation


Aperture priority, 1/500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 2/3 exposure compensation








2 responses

  1. Steve Goulet

    More beautiful pictures from you. I so enjoy seeing the wonderful creatures of nature in their environment. I just don’t get to see in my day to day city life. The Prairie dogs, owls and Quail really made my day.

    June 20, 2016 at 10:55 am

  2. Thanks Steve. Glad that you liked my photos. I’m lucky that I’m close to the Gulf of Mexico and my travels took me to Lubbock. Had no clue that Lubbock would have these kind of photo op’s.

    June 20, 2016 at 6:24 pm

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