At Robert S. Kerr Reservoir, my preferred location for winter bird photography, I captured a Double-crested Cormorant takeoff. These birds are frequent flyers, giving me ample opportunity for action shots.
To capture this photo, I arrived at the south side of the dam before sunrise, parked my car, and set up my Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens on a tripod among the rocks by the river’s edge. With the sunrise at my back, I waited patiently for birds to approach.
The birds’ takeoffs and landings were swift and numerous, providing nonstop action.
Here is a photo of an American White Pelican I photographed in this same area: American White Pelican With Minnow