Catch Me If You Can!

For the last few weeks I’ve been having fairly good luck catching some flight shots by just standing by my truck parked on the refuge road between two marshy areas.  Herons, Bitterns, ducks, and Harriers are just some of the shots I’ve gotten at this location.  Before the sun got too high in the sky I tried this again Sep. 26, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  This American Bittern gave me a very nice fly-by opportunity on this early fall morning.  I love this time from now through the winter as the sun stays relatively low in the skies making for better lit opportunities–all day long.

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Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 8:02 a.m.

For the last few weeks I’ve been having fairly good luck catching some flight shots by just standing by my truck parked on the refuge road between two marshy areas.  Herons, Bitterns, ducks, and Harriers are just some of the shots I’ve gotten at this location.  Before the sun got too high in the sky I tried this again Sep. 26, 2015, at the Ridgefield NWR.  This American Bittern gave me a very nice fly-by opportunity on this early fall morning.  I love this time from now through the winter as the sun stays relatively low in the skies making for better lit opportunities–all day long.

View LARGE!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 640, 500mm, 8:02 a.m.

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My Gear:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV & Grip
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EF 500mm f4L IS II
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4L
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.8
  • Canon 1.4X III Extender
  • Canon 2x III Extender
  • Canon 580EX Flash
  • Zoom H1 Recorder
  • Better Beamer
  • Manfrotto tripod/monopod
  • Manfrotto Gimbal Head
  • Sandisk Compact Flash Cards
  • The Molar Bean Bag by Vertex
  • Joby Gorillapod Focus & Ballhead
  • Canon EG200 Backpack
  • Storm Jacket Camera Cover
  • Kinesis Safari Sack
  • Original Bug Shirt Elite Edition

Software:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic
  • Nik Color EFEX Pro 4
  • Nik Sharpener 3
  • Nik Dfine 2.0
  • Nik Viveza 2
  • Nik HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Nik Analog Efex Pro