Caught this Cattle Egret with a silhouette of his head visible though his wing with the early morning back lighting at High Island. It’s always one of my goals when shooting back-lit shots is to get this effect. I’ve gotten shots of Great Egrets doing this but this is a first for me with a Cattle Egret. Had a blast last Friday. It was a very nice change of pace to not have any clouds at sunrise.
One of my favorite photo’s of the year so far. More to come….
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount.
1/800 sec @ F5.6, ISO 250, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation
Spent about 1.5 hrs lying around at Bolivar Flats yesterday taking shorebird photos. Go figure. As I was concentrating on a group of Willets, this Great Blue Heron started squawking above me as he circled twice and then finally landed fairly close to me. I tracked him as he was coming in for a landing, which was a challenge while laying down with a ground pod. Got my sweatshirt all twisted up while spinning myself around on my stomach. Luckily for me, he landing into the sun which produced a nice series of silhouette shots. This one came out the best with his wings outstreatched and feet just starting to enter the water.
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on Skimmer ground pod.
1/2000 sec @ F6.3, evaluative metering, + 2/3 exposure compensation, ISO 250