Snowy Egret Sweeping In

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  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Lens: Unknown 604 mm
  • Focal Length: 850mm
  • Shutter: 1/2000 sec
  • ISO: 1270
  • Aperture: F/5.6

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This Photo's ID: 4937

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I gotta say, I think snowy egrets are among my favorite birds. I love their attractive plumage, their bright yellow eyes and feet, but most of all their impetuous attitude. They may be half the size of their larger cousins, but they seem oblivious to the fact and don’t hesitate to grapple and squawk over a prime fishing spot.

That’s what was happening with this image – he was deciding just where to land, seeking that perfect balance of a spot loaded with fish, but just far away enough from the scolding beaks of his brethren to avoid a sharp jab.

I had positioned myself to get just this kind of image. Knowing birds tend to land into the wind, I found a popular spot where I’d be sure to get a lot of front facing landings, as well as having some nice light. I didn’t have to wait too long – birds were coming and going, and sometimes I’d get the shot I wanted, sometimes, well, not so much. It can be tough to get the bird to display just the right wing position!

Fortunately, this fellow knew just what I was after (or so I’d like to think) and came in with a split secondĀ  perfect display. I happily snapped away and was lucky enough to capture this image. I hope you like it too!

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2 Responses to Snowy Egret Sweeping In

  1. david ennew says:

    sometimes in my endless scrolling of the internet to glean it of knowledge,I come across websites like this that suit the way I need to understand things .So many webpages have great information but its either too complex or makes too many assumptions about skills levels.I like the way I’m being talked to ,not talked at if that makes sense. Ill be watching your videos and recommending you to my friends .As a reasonably skilled photographer with the technical aspect of photography I now have to make up my mind between a nikon and a canon dslr.That has been a very challenging quest .As a former nikon film camera user( F100) I switched to canon in a point and shoot and currently I’m using the very clever canon G16. I was once told not to buy a dslr until the standard was around 20 megapixels and most newer models are now pretty close so I’m searching .And then of course is the lenses!!!

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