Mervyn Hurwitz  

Egret Chick by Mervyn Hurwitz

May 2022 - Egret Chick

About the Image(s)

I recently purchased the Sony 200-600 lens for my Sony mirrorless A7III, and was anxious to try it out at our local bird sanctuary. So far I am very impressed with this lens which is far superior to my Tamron 150-600, which I was able to sell. I can now switch to Sony for all my photography and no longer need to carry my Canon equipment.

This was taken at Wakodahatchee where the nests are very close to the boardwalk. Of course all nests are messy with branches always in the way, so I zoomed in close to capture this chick with minimal distractions.

Sony A7III with 200-600 Sony lens at 600mm.
ISO 1000, f8, 1/1000 secs, Aperture priority with Compensation -0.7

4 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Mervyn, I love your close up of an egret chick! The parent's legs and feathers make a great frame. So lucky that the baby beak has some separation from the adult's legs. It's really a lovely shot with the baby beak being the only color. Your new lens is paying off! Congrats!   Posted: 05/08/2022 19:52:59

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Very nice. Not easy to get a clear shot! I am always amazed by how proportionally big their beak is at that age.
Lovely image.   Posted: 05/09/2022 07:24:30

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Perfect capture, Mervyn. The chick is nicely isolated with the center of attention on the chick's beak and eye.   Posted: 05/12/2022 13:13:42

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
I have the same lens. It is very good but very heavy. I might even crop in some more to remove some of the foreground.   Posted: 05/14/2022 09:49:46


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