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Snowy Egret Catching a Fish

It always a good time when you see a shorebird plunge his head into the water and come up with a fish.  This Snowy Egret was working his way towards me and put on a good fishing display.  A high-speed camera comes in handy in this situation as you can get a series of shots of the action.  Had to use negative exposure compensation to keep the whites from blowing out on this bright white bird.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens with 1.4x III teleconverter mounted on Skimmer ground pod with Wimberley II gimbal head

1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compensation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compenation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compenation

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1/2000 sec @ F8, ISO 250, evaluative metering, -1 exposure compenation

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Backlit Snowy Egret

Here is a Snowy Egret coming in for a landing at Brazos Bend State Park in TX.  Taken early in the morning with some good ‘ol back lighting.  I tracked this Snowy as he flew across the water and saw that he was going to be back-lit and fired away as he spread his wings for the landing.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, handheld

Aperture priority, 1/4000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, partial metering, +2/3 exposure compensation


Snowy Egret Landing

Saw this Snowy Egret flying in my direction from a distance.  Didn’t have time to lay down but was able to keep him in focus while I dropped to my knees in an attempt to not spook him while standing there.  It must have worked as he landed right in front of me with wings outstretched.  I did lay down after he landed but was only able to get one shot before he took off.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens, handheld

1/4000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, no flash


Snowy Egret Fishing

Here is a shot of a Snowy Egret catching a small fish at Bryan Beach, TX.  Took this in May before the pond dried up.  Taken with the ground pod while laying in the muck along the shoreline of the pond at sunrise.  I was pleased with how he caught the fish under his wing.  I planned it that way…..yea right……;)

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on Skimmer ground pod with Sidekick gimbal mount.

1/640 sec @ F5.6, + 2/3 exposure compensation, spot metering, ISO 400, no flash


Snowy Egret in Morning Light

Enough with the camera drama, time to share some pictures.  Here is a Snowy Egret shot from today’s outing at Bryan Beach.  He was strutting along right in front of me with decent morning light.  Used spot metering to keep the whites from blowing out.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens

1/1600 sec @ F5.6, + 2/3 exposure compensation, ISO 250, spot metering


Brazos Bend at Sunrise

Made another road trip to Brazos Bend State Park last weekend.  Not much happening there but still a good time to get out.  Tried sitting down on the bank with the tripod and was able to get the Grebe with wings spread

All taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens

1/2000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering, no flash

1/2000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering, no flash

1/2500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 250, spot metering, no flash

1/640 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, + 2/3 exposure comp., spot metering, no flash

1/1250 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, + 2/3 exp. comp, spot metering, flash @ -3 stops with better beamer


Snowy Egret Fishing

From the 2010 archives, here is a series of shots taken at Bolivar Flats of a Snowy Egret fishing.  This was a great day at Bolivar with Snowy’s and Reddish Egrets everywhere.  Haven’t seen this much concentrated activity since then.

Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on ground pod

1/3,200 to 1/5,000 sec @F5.6, + 2/3 exp. comp, ISO 200, spot metering, no flash