Caught this brown pelican doing a fly-by while in the prone position with my ground pod. Got a nice series of shots with this one being one of my favorites with the wing position just off of the water. The calm water and reflection helped as well.
Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II and 1.4X III teleconverter mounted on a skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head.
1/500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, aperture priority
With the water jumping above the surface from the quick thrusting of his beak, this Reddish Egret was able to catch some food and some nice light. As he came up with a small bite, the sunlight reflected off the water at the tip of his beak and radiated down in its reflection.
My goal every time that I go out is to play with the light at sunrise. This Reddish Egret was literally playing along with me.
Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 500mm F4 IS II and 1.4X III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head
1/1250 sec @ F10, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation