…morning light is magic…

Great Egret in Flight

Headed back to High Island yesterday to get some more photos from the rookery for an upcoming presentation that I’m doing for Houston Audubon on April 7.


Had the platform all to myself, which was great and worth taking 1/2 day off of work.  Challenging to get flight shots from that location so moved down to the second platform and the flight opportunities were amazing.  Great egrets and spoonbills were flying back and forth from the rookery island to the trees on the south side of the pond.  They would occasionally bank right towards me like this great egret.

1/1600 sec @ F5.6, ISO 800, evaluative metering, aperture priority

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

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4 responses

  1. Joseph Benzenhoefer

    That bird looks like a banking jet in flight.

    March 23, 2019 at 7:45 am

  2. dottyholcombdoherty

    Wow! Love the angle, the light in the wings. A stunner! Makes me want to come back to Galveston to go to the rookery again 😎

    March 23, 2019 at 7:57 am

  3. Yes it does Joe. Banked right towards me, which is always a good thing.

    March 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm

  4. Thanks Dotty. They are out in force this year at the rookery. Haven’t had many sunny days around here though to go enjoy it. I’m spoiled with the back-lighting and typically won’t go when it’s cloudy.

    March 24, 2019 at 6:35 pm

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