Challenge: Squats & Lifts (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Olympus
Location: Bolivar Flats, Texas, USA
Date: Apr 22, 2017
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2017
|A Dunlin (Calidres Alpina) catches a crab during low tide on Bolivar Island, Texas, USA.
[Apr. 30th, 2017 10:16:55 PM]
I went to Bolivar Flats just outside of Galveston Texas specifically to shoot for this challenge. I was lucky enough to have sunrise and low tide correspond during the challenge. Well, sunrise was a bust due to cloud cover so didn't get the amazing light with bird in the shallows catching something interesting photograph I was after.
I laid out there for close to 4 hours photographing birds and got some great shots of a Reddish Egret and some even better ones of a Reddish Egret with a White Morph. Unfortunately those photographs just didn't express the really low perspective I was after, even if they were shot from the same height as this one (which is about 4 inches off the sand). This bird was just super close, which gives this really low perspective to the photograph.
Thanks everyone for the comments. I am really happy with the outcome and it's great to be on the front page.
For those unfamiliar with my camera, it has a 2x crop. So this shot was at 1000mm of effective reach. The Sigma 50-500 in the Olympus 4/3's mount is a rare lens and when I found it for a really low price I picked it up to play around with it. So far I have been really happy with the lens, just needs good light to use because it needs stopped down to f8.0 to reach it's sharpest point. There are only a few photos here taken with this lens, but it still feels good to have taken the highest vote spot with this photograph.
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