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A few egrets

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Philippe Roger, May 23, 2005.

  1. I went to the Palo Alto Baylands Preserve today. The egrets were plentiful, and there were a few other birds too, including the usual suspects: gulls, mallards and canadians. I shot well over 400 pics and I found a few good one in the lot. It may take a while to cull and process, but I thought I'd share a few.


    More later... ;-)
  2. WOW!!! :shock: Philippe!!!! This first shot is a killer!!!! Excellent series!!!
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl

    Great job.

    Beautiful images.
    thank you for sharing
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Gorgeous Philippe!! I like them all, but the first one is a real stunner. Wish I lived near these beautiful animals.
  5. Philippe, these are really nice! I can't wait to see some more from your shoot. :D 
  6. WOW that first shot is a wallhanger what beautiful colors and very sharp and well composed.
  7. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    WOW, Phillipe! Great shots! I also like the first one -- looks like he's been launched like a missile the way the head feathers are laying.
  8. WOW....the detail and colors are amazing!! Nice goin' Philippe!! :D  :D  :D 
  9. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Spectacular image, Phillipe!

    Absolutely stellar! (the others are good too) ;) 
  10. Fantastic shots Philippe, #1 is awesome!
  11. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Great Whites. How long did it take you to learn to control these exposures? are these manual?
  12. Wow, thanks a lot for your praise, folks!

    Yes, I like #1 a lot too. :roll: I probably wouldn't be able to duplicate this one on demand: it was taken as the egret just took flight from that very tree: I was watching him/her getting fidgety and thought that it might just take off, and it did! :shock: This one is the first of a series of three, but the only one where no body parts are missing! And believe it or not, this is a full frame, with no crop. Talk about beginner (at birding) luck, huh? :oops:  8) :lol:

    The rest was simple: D2H with 70-200VR + 1.7TC, at max zoom (~340mm), just dialed in -1.0 or -1.33 EV of compensation, in matrix metering, shot at f/8 in aperture mode, with a nice shutter speed of 1/1250 thanks to the bright lighting. Post processing using the Ron Reznick method in Capture (the last 2 were post-processed in RML, but I'll redo them in Capture: I don't like the green rendering here).

    All in all, (and with some luck, of course), it was pretty easy!! ;-) :p  :lol:

    Edit: I did redo the 2nd and 3rd images in Capture, and the greens look much better now...
  13. Yeah Philippe guess I would be happy. dont know how I missed these shots. All I have to say is WOW.........beautifully done!!!!

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