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Old Dec 26, 2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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After the burglary and Linda's camera was stolen, one of our dear forum members was so generous as to donate his K100d and kit lenses to replace the loss. Thanks to him, I was able to surprise Linda with a present she didn't expect!

She had it with her today and she saw this Egret in the church parking lot sunning and preening himself.


of course she walks up too close and too quickly so, he gets a little nervous...





A couple hours latter, I saw the same bird... I was a little more subtle in my approach and got within 8 feet from him before he walked away.



At first he ignored me, he was standing on this bush looking intently at something inside.




Then he started watching me...





That does it buddy, I'm warning you... don't come any closer or I'm ...




OK! That does it, I'm leaving.



... always somebody has to go and ruin my lunch.


I'm outa here!


I thought they came out pretty good for the 50-200mm kit lens.
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 1:04 AM   #2
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"Came out pretty good" they did.

The kind gesture & generosity of that forum member was such an inspiration.

So nice to see these photos.
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"Came out pretty good" they did.

The kind gesture & generosity of that forum member was such an inspiration.

So nice to see these photos.
Thank you so much, Gina.
Yes, this forum family is a great bunch of people and I feel a strong emotional attachment to all of them. I'm so glad they have allowed me to be a part of this fantastic group of people.
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Very nice pictures! And a nice story to go along with them. I've never seen an egret on a car - only boats. That one sure looks out of place on the car.
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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
Very nice exposures on a white subject that is typically prone to blown highlights!
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What a nice story of generosity and great photography from both of you.

Did you have to dress up like an Egret to get that close?

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What a nice story of generosity and great photography from both of you.

Did you have to dress up like an Egret to get that close?

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Naw, I just wrap up in a white sheet and they don't even see me!
Actually, I was quite surprised at how close I got before he decided he would mosey along, he didn't fly off, just walked away.
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Thank you Harriet and jelpee,
I was surprised how well they came out considering it was the first time I used this camera. It was an overcast day with very diffused lighting so the blowouts weren't a problem. Which is a first for me!
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Naw, I just wrap up in a white sheet and they don't even see me!
Actually, I was quite surprised at how close I got before he decided he would mosey along, he didn't fly off, just walked away.

Delightful series of shots. Winter time down south is appealing

Thanks for sharing

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Very funny. I wonder if it's trying to get the bear in the window.

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