Great Egret and fish for breakfast.

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A few from the other day. I was sitting on a rock at the edge of the pond, sat there for a little while as the bird started to feel comfortable with my presence "there was like 15-20 Great Egrets and a few Snowy Egrets at my local watering hole, the bird was 10-15 yards from me and started caring less about me being there, it's concentration was on it's breakfast.

1. Waiting patiently.
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2. Attack mode.
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3. Success.
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4. A little shake and bake.
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5. It looks dark in here says the fish.
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6. It sure does, doesn't it says the Egret, gulp.
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Thanks for looking.
 
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Great set.
Excellent control of the whites (clouds helped I guess),
Thank you, it was a bit overcast, but still too much light, I bumped up the shutter speed to 4000 at f 6.3, and under exposed by -1/3 EV, also did some adjustment in PP using DXO and Affinity Photo. DXO Clear View Plus can be a life saver for over exposed shots "to a certain extend", especially with lighter tones.

This is with no PP.
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Whatever you did, John, the tones and detail are beautiful. Here in Florida we pray for overcast!
Thank you, we have the same problem here with white birds:D. You just need to underexpose a bit and bump up the shutter speed. I take a few shots and then make my adjustments accordingly.
 
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Some B&W conversions, with some slight vignetting, and white border frame.

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