Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Beauty of Early Morning Light

This morning the light was perfect at Byram. The warm morning light shone on the surface of the pond.
A Chinese Pond Heron perched on a dead tree at the middle of the pond. The reflection of the sun light gave a golden reflection on the subject.
"New Hair Style" of the Chinese Pond Heron
Canon 7D EF800 F5.6 IS
1/1000s f/8.0 at 800.0mm ISO400

After photographing the Heron, I saw a Common Moorhen busy cleaning her feather after taking a dip into the pond. A photo lifer for me because I had not captured any photos of this species before. I dial up the ISO of my 7D to 640 so that I can use faster shutter speed to freeze the motion of the subject.
1/1000s f/8.0 at 800.0mm ISO 640

I was using a new CF with my 7D. The 16G SanDisk Extreme Pro was working flawlessly with 7D. The file transfer rate of the new card is really smooth even though I was shooting raw format with 8 fps rate. I shoot about 4 G of raw files images of the Common Moorhen and Pond Heron.

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Bob Bushell said...

Those pics are really good, good news from the 7D.

Tabib said...

Love that preening Heron.

madibirder said...

Lovely shots

JRandSue said...

Great looking collection,love the common Moorhen.