Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Reflecting Warm Morning Light

Warm light and reflections help to create a feeling of calm in this image of a Great Egret. These graceful birds are exciting to photograph, and the perfect reflection makes it twice as nice.

Early morning light and late afternoon light are warmer than mid-day light, and can add a nice touch to some images. It is very subtle in this shot, with just a bit of warm light in the background and a tiny touch of it along the left side in the water. The tone of the warm areas matches perfectly with the color of the egret's bill, so everything ties in well together. And the cool white of the bird is a nice counterpoint to the warmth in the background.

1/1250 sec. ar f/5.0. ISO 1600. Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens set at 263mm on Canon 7D Mark II body. Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it." -- Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

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