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Posts tagged “mating birds

Love in the Air

Made my first trip to High Island’s rookery last Monday and the birds are out in force.  Lots of activity with mating dances in full breeding plumage.  Some Great Egrets sitting on eggs already. Caught this Great Egret mating shot before the sun came up.  Not enough light to get sharp photos so went into blur mode.

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

1/13 sec @ F4, ISO 5000, evaluative metering 082_High Island_03232015-2


Mating Stilts

Takes a good balancing act for Black-necked Stilts to mate with those extra long legs.  Just wish that they had not been facing away from me but you take what you can get.

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

1/1,000 sec @ F10, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1250 sec @ F10, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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1/1,000 sec @ F10, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation

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