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Just a few Egrets

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Phil K, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. I am envied when I saw the variety of birds you guys are posting. The winter birds had long gone and right now we only have Egrets and some Herons at our usual spot. If I need to see more shore birds, I have to drive a long long way and I can't do it regularly. So, just practicing with the 800mm to get some Egret shots.

    Little Egret
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    800mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    ISO 200


    This Great Egret was kind enough to pose for me
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    800mm    f/8.0    1/1500s    ISO 200


    Feeling itchy
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    800mm    f/8.0    1/1500s    ISO 200


    I like this one, but I clipped the tail
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    800mm    f/8.0    1/1250s    ISO 200


    This one is by 200VR + TC20, and S5 Pro
    original.
     
  2. You got those whites Right on. Nice set Phil
     
  3. All beauties here Phil. Well composed and very sharp. Well done.
     
  4. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Awesome Phil. Great exposures.
     
  5. HUMmmm Very nice Phil now what 800 did you get? I would say it's a pretty good one.
    Lou
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice work Phil
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nicely done Phil.
     
  8. Very nice set Phil. Like the details you were able to bring out in the wings, good exposure.
     
  9. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Nothing wrong with egrets Phil. I think they are a very beautiful and interesting bird and you have some nice images here. I like all the curves in #3 especially.
     
  10. joepilot

    joepilot

    599
    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    Good shots Phil
     
  11. Thank you Gary. I learned how to shoot white from the experts here.

    Thank you Peter. I am getting more comfortable with the 800mm now.

    Thank you very much Jimmy.

    Thank you Lou. It's the Nikon 800/5.6 AIS.
     
  12. Thank you Gale for teaching me how to shoot white.

    Thank you very much Frank.

    Thank you Louie. The lights were good that day.

    Thank you Andy. The Egrets are also my favorites, and my trusted friends.

    Thank you very much Joe.
     
  13. StephanieHelen

    StephanieHelen

    Jun 9, 2006
    Wowsers Phil, you did a nice job here. I followed this post from another with the the moon and a pic of the 500 and 800, how do you carry this 800? It sure does the job!

    Stephanie
     
  14. That's quite a wing span on that last bird. Nice shot Phil.
     
  15. Thank you very much Stephanie. Here is how I carry the 800mm. I don't need to walk a long distance from the car so the weight is not much of a problem.

    Thank you very much Mike. :smile:
     
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  16. Frame the last one Phil I think it is THAT good!
     
  17. Nice series Phil, you are definitely making good progress with your bird photography. Love the last one but would probably clone out the distraction in the upper part of the frame. Well done my friend.
     
  18. DNAsiRNA

    DNAsiRNA

    139
    Nov 27, 2006
    Dallas, USA
    Nice pictures.
     
  19. Nice series Phil. You must be developing some nice biceps with that 800!
     
  20. Very nice serie, Phil. You got the white right on. Excellent exposure.
     
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