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zig-123 Mar 23, 2011 4:44 PM

Great White Egret in flight
 
Again went to Tigertail Wildlife Sanctuary. The purpose was actually try and photograph the first flight of an Osprey chick. I've been watching the progress of this chick for the last three weeks and it has reached the point that it is about ready to fly any day. Well, it didn't happen. The chick huffed and puffed and flapped it's wings, jumping up and down. At the end of it all, the chick just plain got pooped and sat down. I'll try and go again tomorrow.

In the meantime, I did have a chance at photographing some other shore birds and actually got some shots at a Great White Egret in flight. They didn't come out as good as the ones recently posted by Greg. None the less, they are about as good (IMHO) as I've done with the E-30.

http://zig123.smugmug.com/Other/2011...9_UZeMF-XL.jpg

http://zig123.smugmug.com/Other/2011...8_Z5HVZ-XL.jpg

boBBrennan Mar 23, 2011 5:52 PM

....very nice images Zig, hoping you get the osprey shot soon.

zig-123 Mar 23, 2011 6:07 PM

Hi Bob,

thanks for the kind words. Yes, I too hope that I'm able to get a decent shot of the Osprey's first flight. But I'm just as excited at getting these two images of a Great White Egret in flight this morning.

This has been a wonderful trip for me as far as really getting an opportunity to work on bird photography and getting a better handle of what the E-30 can do.
Hopefully, I'll be able to continue with it when I get back up to the frozen North.

Zig

Steven R Mar 23, 2011 8:36 PM

Well done zig!

Scouse Mar 23, 2011 10:21 PM

Nothing to appologize for there....:)
I like them both. Looking forward to your young fish eagles flight.

eharrim Mar 24, 2011 12:58 PM

They look good to me Zig, nice shots


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