Little Egret


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After spending a couple of hours birdwatching at Upton Park in Poole we had a walk around Holes Bay and spotted this Little Egret, it took over an hour of following it before I managed to get a couple of shots. K10D + F*300 f4.5
21/11/2010 - 18:15Jumbo48
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/1000
Aperturef/5.6
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length300mm
Views/Likes43/0

sandinista

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 20:18
It was well worth the wait, beautiful shot and capture
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Stuey

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 22:07
Cracking shot
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AxelLuther

Link Posted 22/11/2010 - 07:11
you really got him well - cab assume it was not easy to get the right balance of this VERY white bird in front of such a dark background - but it looks amazing
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Jumbo48

Link Posted 22/11/2010 - 07:32
Thanks for your comments, yes Axel I was so intent on getting the shot the settings went out the window, I think it would have helped if I had set it to spot metering. I will just have to try again.
Regards John/Jumbo
Last Edited by Jumbo48 on 22/11/2010 - 07:33

pauljay

Link Posted 22/11/2010 - 18:00
Nice one! "Snooked" would be proud of you!
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Jumbo48

Link Posted 22/11/2010 - 21:39
Thanks Paul, I don't feel I'm quite up to the standard of Ed but I'm trying. I must admit though when we were in Florida I found the birds a lot less timid than they are over here. One night whilst walking along the beach on Marco Island a Great Blue Heron landed no more than 10feet away from me, and if you look in my portfolio theres a shot of an Osprey which was about 30feet away, which would never happen over here.
Regards John/Jumbo

davidrobinson

Link Posted 18/02/2012 - 09:01
Cracking shot, arent they white, it takes a lot of care not to over expose them. Well done
Regards david

Jumbo48

Link Posted 18/04/2012 - 08:24
Thank you David, yes the whiteness of the bird plus the brightness of the light against a dark background made for a difficult exposure I think it would have been better if I had used spot metering but in the excitement of getting so close to it the thought of metering went out the window.
Regards John/Jumbo
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