On my last trip to Brazos Bend State park a few weeks ago, there was very little bird action except for this one lone Anhinga at Elm Lake. He was drying out in their typical wings out pose. Walked behind him and had to move off of the trail to try to get a full framed shot with my 500mm lens. With the sun directly behind him, I backed up as far as I could go up against a tree to get this shot. Didn’t want to go any further off the trail with the abundant local alligator population. Used negative exposure compensation to enhance the silhouette.
Just got back from vacation and had some decent luck with Sandhill Cranes, which I’ll post later. Still going through a few thousand photos.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens mounted on Gitzo tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head
1/3200 sec @ F4, ISO 100, evaluative metering, -2 exposure compensation