Friday, October 20, 2017

Little Egret tries to evade the 7DII's AF, didn't work

I was traveling yesterday along NLEX from Manila to La Union when I decided to make a short detour to Brgy. Paralaya, Candaba (Pampanga) to check out the water birds. The skies were overcast, resulting into flat lighting, but that didn't dissuade me at all from making the side trip.

Unfortunately, there were not a lot of birds in the area at this time and I decided to leave after a few minutes of scouting. Before I could dismount the lens from the camera for packing, this white bird came flying straight towards my position. I started tracking it in my viewfinder, firing off short bursts as the subject got nearer.

At the last minute, it noticed me and immediately executed an evasive maneuver. It wasn't successful in evading the sticky focus lock of the 7D II though. I was able to bring home a small consolation prize for the two hour detour from my scheduled route.

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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta, migrant)

Habitat: Coastal marsh and tidal flats to ricefields. 

Shooting Info - Candaba, Pampanga, Philippines, October 20, 2017, EOS 7D MII + EF 400 DO IS II,
400 mm, f/5.6, 1/3200 sec, ISO 320, manual exposure in available light, hand held, major crop resized to 800 x 800. 

1 comment:

queensland assignment com said...

Aaw this white egret looks so adorable and beautiful.I am glad that you have captured this picture of it as I haven't seen egret before.

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