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Old Jun 3, 2013, 8:37 PM   #1
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I was at the bay this weekend doing a little shooting, and found a Great White Egret that was somewhat cooperative in allowing me to get a few shots.

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Oh, those are nice. Amazing how bold they are compared to the Egrets around here. You couldn't get within 100 yards of one here.
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Thanks James. I think the secret is to go where the fishermen are found. The big birds are like any animal, they like free food. They know that the fishermen down here will usually throw them a bait fish or two. I can always count on being able to find big birds that stay nearby whenever there are fishermen nearby.

(So now you know one of my secrets for getting close-ups of the big birds. But keep it to yourself. It is better to let everyone think that my technique is stealth and sneaking up on the subjects. LOL)
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Up close and personal..! All nice sharp shots Steven.

They don't come this far north, they make it about half way up Oregon.
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That first pic is razor sharp ! FAb selection steve .. !!
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Thanks James. I think the secret is to go where the fishermen are found. The big birds are like any animal, they like free food. They know that the fishermen down here will usually throw them a bait fish or two. I can always count on being able to find big birds that stay nearby whenever there are fishermen nearby.

(So now you know one of my secrets for getting close-ups of the big birds. But keep it to yourself. It is better to let everyone think that my technique is stealth and sneaking up on the subjects. LOL)
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Thanks for your co-operation James. I would not want some of my secrets to get out!
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It won't leak out from my lips, guaranteed. You could have a barrel of fish over here and they wouldn't get near you, very spooky.
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Ah Maze Ing Lee sharp images! Just beautiful. What speed and f were they shot at?
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Ah Maze Ing Lee sharp images! Just beautiful. What speed and f were they shot at?
Hi Sean. This series was shot at ISO 100, between f3.5 to f5, spot metering, at 1/200 sec. On-camera fill flash used, as the egret was mainly standing in the shadows.
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