Snowy Egret hunting in early morning light



Light plays a huge part in myphotography, I try to be at my location just before the sun comes up or goes downto take advantage of the beautiful light that occurs at those times of the day.

Morning or late afternoon light can add drama to a beautiful setting and subject, make the subject appear 3D and give more visual appeal. Harsh mid day light would not give the effect that early morning light gave to this image of a Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) hunting in the Gulf of Mexico at Fort De Soto’s north beach.

Snowy Egret hunting in early morning light – Nikon D200, handheld, f7.1, 1/500, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

Mia McPherson, OntheWingPhotography.com

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson is a nature lover, wildlife watcher and an avian photographer. Mia first become serious about bird photography when she moved to Florida in 2004. Her recent move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing them. With so many birds species there easily accessible it wasn’t long before she was hooked. By learning more about each species, she can anticipate their behaviour and create opportunities to obtain ever better images of those species.

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson

Mia McPherson is a nature lover, wildlife watcher and an avian photographer. Mia first become serious about bird photography when she moved to Florida in 2004. Her recent move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing them. With so many birds species there easily accessible it wasn’t long before she was hooked. By learning more about each species, she can anticipate their behaviour and create opportunities to obtain ever better images of those species.

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