…morning light is magic…

Willet Feeding in the Fog

Made a scouting trip to Bolivar Flats on the Texas Gulf coast yesterday in preparation for leading four field trips for Galveston’s FeatherFest in April.  It was extremely foggy and could only see a couple of car lengths in front of my car while driving on the beach.  The guy following me almost crashed into the barricade. 

The fog finally cleared some but then rolled in a couple of times.  I’m a major fan of shooting in the fog under the right conditions when the sun pops out, which was the case on this trip.

It was high tide with lots of birds along the shoreline and in a couple of tidal pools.  Captured this willet feeding in one of the pools right in front of me while I was lying is some real nasty stuff with my ground pod.

1/3200 @ F10, ISO 800, evaluative metering, +1/3 exposure compensation, 700mm (R3 + 100-500 + 1.4X) mounted on Skimmer ground pod with video head

3 responses

  1. Diane Spiecker

    Very cool reflection there, Tim. The detail showing his long skinny legs is great! I have a wooden hand carved willet. Shorebirds are so much fun to observe! Great photo.Getting down into the muck…yuck!!!😝!!!!

    March 26, 2023 at 11:57 am

  2. Joe

    Wow, Audubon contest worthy

    March 27, 2023 at 6:35 am

  3. Sheldon

    Cool image Tim! Hope your scouting went well. I see you have a video head on your ground pod………….shooting a lot of videos these days?

    March 31, 2023 at 11:25 am

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