A little egret


RobL

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 11:06
The River Dene runs through the centre of my village and runs shallow and wide below the road bridge next to the post office. I happened (!) to be crossing with my K1 + 150-450mm lens and spotted this egret in all his breeding feathered splendour fishing below, nicely caught in the sunlight contrasting against the dark river bank and shallows. I cannot help thinking he spent half the time admiring his reflection in the water!











Last Edited by RobL on 07/05/2020 - 11:09

Chrism8

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 11:10
Well caught Rob
Chris

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bforbes

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 13:58
Wonderful Set
Barrie
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 14:13
Nicely done.

Amazing that my 1977 edition of 'The Birds of Britain and Europe' has these as a bird of southern Europe and beyond. 40 years later, they're in Warwickshire.

Steve

bforbes

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 14:17
Lubbyman wrote:
Nicely done.

Amazing that my 1977 edition of 'The Birds of Britain and Europe' has these as a bird of southern Europe and beyond. 40 years later, they're in Warwickshire.

Steve

They have even spread up to Co. Durham
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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johnriley

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 15:54
Lovely pictures and superb control of the exposure. These could so easily have gone wrong, with over-exposed whites.
Best regards, John

swarf

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 16:16
johnriley wrote:
Lovely pictures and superb control of the exposure. These could so easily have gone wrong, with over-exposed whites.

+ 1

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RobL

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 16:55
Thanks all, I used the TAV setting and experimented with the +/- button, checking the histogram. I knew I could recover some shade in pp and have ruined too many shots in the past with blown highlights! Luckily the bird was in no rush to move on whilst I took my time.

Benz3ne

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 17:00
Gorgeous set of pictures here.

AlJones2402

Link Posted 07/05/2020 - 19:34
agree with above comments. A wonderful set of images.
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