…morning light is magic…

Pelican Stealing White Morph’s Fish

Here are some photos of the brown pelican scaring the white morph reddish egret in order to steal his fish.  He surprised me as well and they were too close at 700mm and ended up clipping the pelican’s wings in the first shot.  You can see the fish drop in the second photo with the pelican getting ready to enjoy his spoils in the last shot.

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

1/1600 sec @ F11, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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1/1600 sec @ F11, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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1/1600 sec @ F11, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation

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4 responses

  1. Excellent series!!

    May 16, 2017 at 7:38 am

    • Thanks Belinda. Always appreciate your comments.

      May 17, 2017 at 5:33 pm

  2. Joe Benzenhoefer

    Amazing sequence of shots Tim.

    May 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

    • Thanks Joe. The white morphs put on quite a show that morning. That’s why I love living near the gulf coast. You never know what you are going to see.

      May 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm

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