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Hide-and-Seek with a Snowy Egret

 
JPBones73
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Jun 01, 2011 21:31 |  #1

From Cape May point State Park, NJ. I had never seen an egret eat insects before, but I've only been shooting birds for 3 summers.

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3. If his head was turned slightly to the right, the sun would have hit 'em perfectly.
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4. I believe it's a blue dasher in the egret's mouth.
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5. He got a look at me, but food was plentiful so the egret did not care.

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Jun 01, 2011 22:59 |  #2

Nice series, you controlled the whites better than I usually can get them. I've never seen one with my camera to the shimmy like in number 2.




  
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Jun 01, 2011 23:01 |  #3

Nice series; love the 'water strut' in the first one :)


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Jun 02, 2011 04:21 |  #4

nice job on these JP .. i like #1 also




  
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Jun 02, 2011 07:23 |  #5

Nice series.




  
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Jun 02, 2011 08:59 |  #6

Thanks, guys. I haven't mastered the spot metering technique, so I just crank up the aperture to f/8 or f/9 and decrease the exposure compensation. Since these were taken at the worst time of day (almost noon) I had it dialed down all the way to -1 1/3. I was so glad a random photographer turned me on to the wonders of the highlight warning feature two years ago.


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