Dave Edwards  

 White Egret by Dave Edwards

December 2019 - White Egret

About the Image(s)

I'm not much of a wildlife photographer, but when the opportunity arises I hope to capture something. This photo was captured at the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge. I was sitting in my parked car when the birds started coming in to feed. After several attempts I finally was able to photograph this egret. The sharpness holds up pretty well on medium sized enlargements.

Technical: Canon 5D II, Canon 100mm - 400mm IS L series lens (older version), 1/750, f/8, ISO 200, Focal Length 400.

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5 comments posted

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Superb catch of the egret...nice and sharp, with "implied" action....great detail in the bird's feathers....   Posted: 12/08/2019 23:16:21

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
(Groups 73 & 94)
Nice capture of the Great white egret. You have nice separation of the head from the wings, both wings are visible, and everything is sharp and clear. Phtographing birds is not easy, I am still learning and I have been doing them for 2 1/2 years. It is not at all uncommon to have many throw aways, unless you are a pro at it. Very nice.   Posted: 12/10/2019 13:13:27

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Great capture of the egret. I am also learning how to photograph birds in flight. Not easy. Amazing detail in the wings and as Sherry said nice separation of the head from the wings. The blurring of the background adds to the beauty of the bird.
  Posted: 12/21/2019 18:14:05

Brian Magor   Brian Magor
Great capture. The bird is sharp from the beak to the feathers, and the colour is super. Take up nature photography!   Posted: 12/30/2019 15:13:56

Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Yes agree with great photo comments. looks like you took this image in late afternoon light. the warm tones and the gleam in the eye reflects the early evening light. nicely done   Posted: 12/31/2019 22:38:01