Snowy Egret with Backlighting
Always love to take back-lit photos at High Island TX rookery and captured this one on Friday
Focused on the snowy’s on this trip as they were in abundance compared to my last visit. Way too many people at the rookery. Got there well before the sun came up and had the last platform by myself. By the time the sun came up, I was sharing the platform with 16 other people. So much for social distancing.
Should have known better than to go on Good Friday but the weather was too good to pass up a sunny morning and some back-lit images.
1/1600 @ F8, ISO 800, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation, 500mm from tripod.
Wow Tim…the detail captured in the bird’s plumage is wonderful….what a beauty…..your early morning effort paid off well! (Except for the crowd…that was not good) Thanks for the share….I see these birds at a distance in our local marshes, but up close like this, it’s a special gift. And this photo is beautiful.
April 5, 2021 at 9:46 am