The Salton Sea in California is a fascinating place for it’s history and it’s unique shore, but the thing I like most about it is seeing all the birds.
It’s not Florida, but on the west coast it’s one of the best places I have found to photograph birds. In the morning they all seemed to be heading somewhere south and in the evening they all come back north again.
I just sat on the barnacled beach and photographed as they all flew past.
We had some amazing sunsets while we were there and I captured this Great White Egret on his way home at sunset.
This shot was a little tricky because the bird had to be either above or below the mountains in the background since they would become a silhouette at this time of day. I wanted to have enough light to retain some detail in the bird, plus, I needed a very high shutter speed which forced me to increase the ISO.
This image is 1/1600 second, f/5.0, ISO 2500.