Backlight And Silhouettes Assignment Winner Garry Everett

Congratulations to Garry Everett for winning the recent Backlight and Silhouettes Assignment with the image, “The Morning Routine.” See more of Garry Everett’s work at

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Winner: "The Morning Routine" By Garry Everett


“A light ground mist filtered the sun's intensity as it rose above the horizon, and this added some nice color tones to the scene as a construction of sandhill cranes preen themselves prior to joining the morning fly out,” describes Everett. “The Sacramento Delta area provides a crucial habitat for the birdlife that migrate along the Pacific Flyway. The land is effectively managed between productive agriculture and essential wildlife habitat and over the winter months provides a home for sandhill cranes, trumpeter swans, geese, ducks and various other waterfowl.” Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF100-400mm Zoom @ 220mm, Manfrotto tripod and 3-way head. Exposure: 1/640 sec., f/9.0, ISO 160, Exposure Compensation -1.0.