I think back lighting in this case is actually nicer!While sitting in the mud, one of the Yellow Crowned Night Herons had a minor error in judgement on what would fit down the gullet. Of course this happened behind me but rather than risk spooking the heron, I decided backlit was the only way forward.
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Thanks! I did like how it turned out but really would have liked some faster shutter speeds to catch the action when it was tossing the crab around. All in all, it was a pretty comical 30-40 minutes while the heron was trying to figure out what to do with the crab.I think back lighting in this case is actually nicer!
JackAlan, I bet you had a blast with the hummers given that you don't see them in your homeland. In due course I hope you'll comment on what were the highlights of your adventure and what you might do differently a second time around. I'd love to go there. Any safety issues that you might have been aware of?