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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. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Grrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

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

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Hey Frank. I hate to say this, but I'm already older than you and Harris put together. :lol:

    Frank
     
  6. 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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  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    You guys are KIDS yet......

    I am old
     
  8. CraigH.

    CraigH.

    354
    Feb 1, 2005
    Northen NJ
    Excellent captures Frank. :D 
     
  9. Thanks, Craig! Imagine what you could have done with the 300/4 8).
     
  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, I never get tired of egret shots. Especially, the ones of the snowy variety!! :D  :D  :D  :D 
     
  11. 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
     
  12. 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.

    Gil
     
  13. Thanks, Gil :) .
     
  14. jfenton

    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!
     
  15. 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:.
     
  16. nice shot UF. Here's one of my snowy's:

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    NIKON D2H    ---    300mm    f/8.0    1/1500s    ISO 200
     
  17. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Harris

    Gotta love that hairdo man :) 

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

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    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.

    Frank
     
  19. 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.

    Thanks
     
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