…morning light is magic…


Had to look up the spelling on this bird.  Related to the Northern Cardinal, the Pyrrhuloxia thrives in the desert southwest.  They were very skittish and didn’t stick around long so I was very pleased to get these shots, especially the wingspan shot of the female.

Took these photos at Santa Clara Ranch in SW Texas in June.

Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II mounted on a tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head from a photography blind

Aperture priority, 1/1000 sec @ F5.0, ISO 1600, spot metering

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Aperture priority, 1/1250 sec @ F6.3, ISO 1600, spot metering

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Aperture priority, 1/3200 sec @ F6.3, ISO 3200, evaluative metering

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2 responses

  1. Beautifully done.

    August 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  2. Thanks Stephen. Always appreciate your feedback.

    August 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

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