Silhouette in flight

Double crested Cormorant silhouette in flight

This photograph was created with the Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM lens (Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II USM review), the Canon EOS 5D mark III, handheld while panning. Have a look at the equipment I typically carry with me.

The photograph above is Double-crested Cormorant silhouette in flight, created before sunrise, at Alafia Banks, Florida. The 15 min before sunrise or 15 min after sunset are the best moments to capture this beautiful pink color. Plus, those moments are the perfect times of the day to create silhouettes! My preferred technique is to work on Tv mode, setting the shutter speed anywhere between 1/10 to 1/30 sec. and most of the time I have the ISO in auto with threshold of 3200 max. Add to that proper panning technique and you may create similar photographs as above. 🙂 Try it out and share your results. Check out my Fort Desoto / Alafia Banks workshop, I will be happy to demonstrate how to improve your photographs and give the final touch with Photoshop! I invite you to follow the Bird & Wildlife Photography blog not to miss other beautiful image creations.

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