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Snowy Egret Attitudes

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Uncle Frank, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. I spent a productive hour at the lake today.. It's a rush whenever you can grab a sharp picture of a Snowy Egret.

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    Even better when they're showing some attitude.

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    But best of all, when they're flying!

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    All shots with the Nikon 80-200/2.8 AF D and Kenko Pro 1.4x teleconverter.
  2. Wow Frank you have really taken some excellent images here. I especially like the first and third ones.
  3. Thanks, Gordon! I didn't have time to wait for the best light, but the Snowies were very cooperative today 8).

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  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    I hate you guys that have exotic waders that live in your back yards. :? I'm so tired of shooting pigeons and Canadian geese. :cry:  OTOH, it's just a little over a month until I get to go down and visit Harris and shoot the wonderful birdies in Florida!! :D  It's just a shame that I have to drive 13 hours to get shots like you can get every day. :evil:

    Great captures Frank.
  5. Sorry about that, Flew. But when you get old, like Harris and me, you can retire in Florida, right next to the birdies :) .
  6. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Hey Frank. I hate to say this, but I'm already older than you and Harris put together. :lol:

  7. Cool! Then it's time to hand in your timecard, and smell the roses 8).

    And if you don't like Florida, there's lots of birding opportunities in northern California, too.

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  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl

    You guys are KIDS yet......

    I am old
  9. CraigH.


    Feb 1, 2005
    Northen NJ
    Excellent captures Frank. :D 
  10. Thanks, Craig! Imagine what you could have done with the 300/4 8).
  11. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, I never get tired of egret shots. Especially, the ones of the snowy variety!! :D  :D  :D  :D 
  12. Hey I think Flew has something here, that is not fair........ man would I like to get an opportunity shooting these things, let alone hummers. You and Harris make a guy want to take up drinking :^ )
    One day, in the mean time keep them coming. i wonder how many hours for me, Frank 13 hours driving, me think I could do it in 13 days. LOL
  13. Good images Frank. Lovely birds. I agree with you Flew. I get tired of shooting the same birds day in and day out. I guess we have to travel to get the shots. Not a bad thing to do from time to time.

  14. Thanks, Gil :) .
  15. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    HEY UF

    Wait till they fix my camera man.

    The snowies have once again arrived for the summer and I'm primed :) 

    These are excellent shots....and they're making me even worserer antsy!
  16. I can't wait to seem them Jim, but when you start posting Snowy Egret pictures from your d2h/500mm rig, I'm going to revert back to hummingbird pics. That's the only way I'll be able to avoid a dual case of Camera & Lens Lust :shock:.
  17. nice shot UF. Here's one of my snowy's:

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  18. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA

    Gotta love that hairdo man :) 

    How is your better half doing???
  19. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Hey Harris, I thought that we agreed that we wouldn't post any more pics unless they were in focus and really sharp. 8)

    I mean Jeez, I cut myself on this shot. I just got back from the emergency room. Had to get 27 stitches.... :lol:

    Great shot!!

    Hope Mary is doing better.

  20. Mary was doing OK till last night. She feels this thing coming on again. She seems to go about 5-6 days then gets an episode. We're trying some of this lactulose to help her go to the bathroom. Seems her stomach doesnt empty or something like that.

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