White Egret

Discussion in 'Birds' started by mike mac, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Driving home from work I slammed on the brakes when I saw a white egret at the local pond grabbed my D2X and 300 f4 with 1.4 tele and grabbed some shots. He wasn't interested in feeding just preening himself
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  2. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Mike -

    Very nice! Where did you take these?

    Gordon
     
  3. drueter

    drueter

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Well done, Mike! Great egrets are beautiful birds and they do spend a lot of time just standing around or preening themselves. Nice captures!
     
  4. Hey, I think that first bird use to live down here. I have a few shots of him with the same feather sticking out. :shock:

    I think I need an attitude adjustment. You slam on the brakes and get out and shoot while I see these things every day. Some posing, some flying by, etc, etc, and I just yawn. :roll:

    Love the rippled background of the last 2. Great shots, Mike!
     
  5. If I saw this here in St. George I would probably wreck the car and still miss the shot. Well done Mike.
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Mike,

    well he/she sure preened well.
    Beautiful shots.

    HOWEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your not allowed to take BIG birdies.

    Go back to your front yard.

    By the way, MOST folks go to thier BACK yard for this. HUmmmmmmm


    lololol
     
  7. Gordon thanks a local pond in Ridley Park PA where my kids go to school
     
  8. Thanks Don I appreicte the kidn words they are so much fun to watch
     
  9. Well I sure hoep more migrate up to my neck of the woods, you shoudl be tckled pink of all the birding oppurtunites you guys have down there.
     
  10. LMAO yea Gordon I need to be a little more careful too, thanks for looking
     
  11. Thanks Gale
    These are the little birds I have been adding anabolic steroids into there feed for a few months now, pretty nice effect wouldn't you say.
    Yes well if you saw the beast named Reilly that roams our backyard you would understand why they are in the front yard!
     
  12. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Like the 1st and last one contrast of white and green very nice and very crisp shots

    Make sure you check rear view mirror before slamming on brakes for photo ops, been there done that :lol:
     
  13. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Mike...

    Interstingly....from what i've seen of these birds, they only show the green in the face during breeding season? At least that's what the ones here in MA tend to exhibit.
     
  14. mfrank123

    mfrank123 Guest

    nice series, how fortunate to have found them.
     
  15. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    Very nice shots Mike. Can't help but like one & four with that feather sticking out. As someone said, the ripple effect in 2 & 3 is interesting, but kind of distracts from the bird. What do you think?

    Living near Medford Lakes I think I'll start to haunt a couple of them. Maybe get lucky too.

    One of my sons lives in Shamong and claims to have a blue heron hang out in his backyard. I haven't seen it yet. But now I never go there without the camera.

    John
     
  16. Hi Mike

    Beautiful series Mike, very envious of all your birds out there, and Kevin, dont get me going!!! :evil: #2 is my favourite, just stands out, nice DOF and like the composition with the ripled water. 45921703. I see they still havent pried that d2x from your hands yet. LOL
     
  17. Great capture, I also like the patterns in the water.
     
  18. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Great captures Mike. Ya gotta take 'em when you see 'em. :lol:
     
  19. Beautiful shots. Looks like he was posing specifically for you. Love the side profiles on these birds - very elegant.
     
  20. Good advice about chekcign the rear view mirror :shock:
    Thanks for looking
     
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