From the my last trip to Bolivar Flats, this White Morph Reddish Egret landed nearby and then suddenly took off. The colors were muted as the sun was behind the clouds so I tried using B&W on this one.
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
1/1000 sec @ F7.1, ISO 1600, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation
Back to the birds, finally, as some of you are probably saying. During my last trip to High Island, got there a few minutes late due to an accicent that had a road completely blocked off. I was still there before the sun came up but the upper positions on the last platform were filled up already. Had to resort to the lower platform which isn’t my favorite.
Found lots of Spoonbills flying around and was able to capture this one in silhouette as the sun was coming up. Used negative exposure compensation to help darken the scene.
Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens mounted on tripod with Wimberley II gimbal head.
1/1000 sec @ F 7.1, ISO 400, evaluative metering, -2/3 exposure compensation
Here is another, yes another, Spoonbill silhouette from High Island, TX. This time there were some interesting clouds in the sky that gives this silhouette a more dramatic look.
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens mounted on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount
1/8000 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering, + 1/3 exposure compensation
Spoonbill Partial Silhouette
Here is what I’d call a partial silhouette of a Roseate Spoonbill from the High Island rookery. The body is dark but the wings are back-lit. It works for me. My plan was to go back this weekend but a little too much jet lag from recent trip kept me from wanting to drive 1.5 hrs to High Island.
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens on tripod with Sidekick gimbal mount, no flash.
1/2500 sec @ F5.6, ISO 400, spot metering with +2/3 exposure compensation
Here is an early morning silhouette of a Roseate Spoonbill at the High Island rookery in Texas. I’m a big fan of silhouettes so you may see a few of them on my blog.
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens
1/4000 sec @ F5.0, spot metering, ISO 400, at 250mm.