Silky water and a Pied-billed Grebe – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/640, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
I went to Farmington Bay WMA yesterday and birds were scarce, there were tons of hunters out on the water and walking through the marsh keeping the birds stirred up and nothing seemed to go well so I left there feeling like I had been beating my head against a brick wall and that is a feeling I don’t like.
After my disappointment at Farmington Bay I stopped by my local pond to see if there were any interesting birds there to photograph. The regular birds were present including Canada Geese, Mallards, American Coots, Ring-billed and California Gulls and quite a few Pied-billed Grebes. I could have just gone straight home but I decided to take a few photos of the Pied-billed Grebes because I loved how the water looked through my lens, it had a silky appearance. When one of the resting grebes opened its eyes to look around I took that opportunity to take about a dozen photos of it.
Pied-billed Grebe on silky water – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/640, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light
The Pied-billed Grebe was a bit too far away to take frame filling images of it but I was okay with that because I feel that the visual appearance of the silky water is just as important as the bird in these photos.
Life is good.