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Reddish Egret Stare Down

Here are a couple of Reddish Egret photo’s from last weekend at Bolivar Flats.  Found this bird while walking along the beach back to my car.  Wasn’t really in the mood to lay down again as my neck was hurting but am glad that I did.  He was waiting patiently for fish to swim by with his neck retracted close to his body.  He stuck it out a couple of times which made for a more interesting photo.  In the first shot, he was probably wondering who the idiot was lying on the ground taking his picture.  That would be me…

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

1/400 sec @ F10, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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1/400 sec @ F10, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +2/3 exposure compensation, 700mm

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Sticky Water

The chemical engineer in me wants to call this “viscous water” but I won’t go there.  Caught this White Morph Reddish Egret just at the right time when his beak separated.  Haven’t seen this before with and Egret so it made for an interesting shot.  Taken just after sunrise in the good ‘ol early morning golden light.

1/1000 sec @ F9, manual exposure, ISO 400, 700mm

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

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Fish Flipping

It’s fun to watch shorebirds feed.  Egrets like to flip their food in the air before they eat it.  Got lucky as this White Morph Reddish Egret was pointed in my direction as he was flipping his breakfast.

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

1/1000 sec @ F9, manual exposure, ISO 400, 700mm

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The Stand Out

How do you make a white bird stand out?  White bird + golden light + dark background + down low + eye contact + water+ reflection = Stand Out.

Got several action shots of this White Morph Reddish Egret along with this pose against a grassy background.  I’m pleased with how this one came out.  Took a few shots with spot metering and checked the histogram to confirm the exposure was good and then switched to manual exposure mode using the settings that I came up with.

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

1/800 sec @ F9, manual exposure, ISO 400

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