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Old Jan 11, 2014, 5:39 PM   #1
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Indulge me to share another egret shot. Nothing really unusual about it, but I like the results. I took this photograph over in Orlando on a really bright sunny day. The Great Egret was in very strong back-light from the sun, which can make for a difficult shot. White egrets come out better when they are front-lighted, but then you have the problem of washed out detail unless you underexpose correctly.

However, you take what you can get, and this bird was between me and the bright sun. But the E-3 metering captured the exposure the way I intended it. It is actually better detail than my bare eyes could pick out against the very bright sunshine.

OOC; E-3; ISO 100 at f6.3 and 1/320 sec.
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Excellent result from a tricky situation.

Definitely a Keeper Steven.
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Excellent result from a tricky situation.

Definitely a Keeper Steven.
Thank you very much, Ken
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That is super!
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I don;t know how you do it .. but thats another cracker...!
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Another nice shot.

I say we all take a bird watching / photography trip to Steven's house.
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Thank you very much for looking and your comments James, Harj, and Alan.
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Steve, please write a short article on how you photograph birds. :-) I would be the first one to apply your knowledge.
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Steve, please write a short article on how you photograph birds. :-) I would be the first one to apply your knowledge.
Thank you James; but it definitely would be a short article.

Just move to Florida, and live in the suburbs where there are woods and lakes, and you will be surrounded by lots of big birds. And in the wintertime, the number of birds actually increases. Also buy annual passes to the theme parks, aquarium, and zoo. Get a 50-200mm lens, use single point focus centered on the eye, and snap the shutter.
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Steve.. James makes a damn fine suggestion !

PS..

Where do we form the queue ??

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