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Snowy Egrets at the local lake

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Uncle Frank, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. The local lake has been a great place for birding, but it's over-run by Canada Geese these days, and the population of snowy egrets has been shrinking. To make it worse, the water flow pattern has been altered, and the snowies no longer feed at their traditional haunts.

    Armed with my new telephoto, I was determined to find a few snowies. I came upon a pair of them feeding 1/2 mile away from the old lunchroom.

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    All shots taken with the d200 and 70-300VR.
     
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  2. Very nice Frank. One of my favorites of birds.
     
  3. Thanks, Louis. The snowies are among my favorites, too. Their white reflective feathers present quite a challenge.
     
  4. corns5

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    Wonderful images, Frank! I love the 3rd one- he looks like he's showing off and ever sooo graceful! I too love my 70-300VR.:biggrin:
     
  5. These are fine captures, Frank. I bet nailing the right exposure on
    the white feather is challenging.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Thanks, Hide. But I don't try to nail the exposure. I just set exposure compensation to underexpose, usually by -0.7 ev, and then adjust levels in post processing.
     
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  7. Very nice series Frank. Great job preserving the detail in the whites.
     
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