Apr 242010

Wet Egret

Have I ever noted how much I love to photograph the Egret?  This has to be one of the luckiest shots I have ever taken.  Lately a lot of my time photographing is near my home.  It almost always includes bird photography.   I recently have had to shoot auto focus only  My retina tear and giant floaters in the other eye have made it hard to manually focus.  I am very lucky.  The shot is one of my favorites.  Notice the long feather off the front.  It curls around and has a string of droplets falling from it.  Note also the droplets behind the egret from his feet as he just took off.  A panning shot that by shear luck caught the detail I wanted.  Yet it still was a slow enough exposure so the very fast moving wings are slightly blurred.

Nikon D3s, 200-400 f/4 lens, 1.7 teleconverter, 320 ISO, shot at f/6.7, 1/1000 second.

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  One Response to “One of the lucky shots!”

  1. This is absolutely spectacular work! I love the curling front feather, it really highlights the gracefulness of this bird! Absolutely wonderful capture!

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