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Old Feb 3, 2011, 4:44 PM   #1
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The little guy saw a fish out in the deep water
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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Did he get the fish? I like the series. You could probably lighten the third one a bit without blowing out the white, it looks a little dark on my monitor (good to start with a darker exposure when shooting such white birds) - it looks like you've got lots of feather detail in it, and it's an unusual pose. It's probably my favorite of the series, but just barely as all are excellent.
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Old Feb 3, 2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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I don't know if he got the fish, I have never seen an Egret dive before, I don't know if this is normal for them. this was the 2nd image in the series. I work on a bright notebook it's hard for me to determine the correct brightness. Thanks for the feedback
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Really fine photos - capturing all the action without losing all the fine details! It does look a little dark to me too, but might just be my old eyes...

PS - it looks like you have a dust-speck on your sensor - most obvious in photo #2 - that dark area just above the "elbow" of the left wing. It would be easy to clone out the dark spot on the photo, and not too difficult to clean the dust off the sensor...
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Old Feb 4, 2011, 8:20 AM   #5
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Thanks mole I noticed the dust after I posted the images and cleaned the sensor. It was a cloudy day and I shot a little under exposed because of the white birds, and as I said above my notebook is a little bright.

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Cool shots Hans - that one of the egret diving is something I've never seen before !
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Very nice! I love egrets and these are excellent captures!
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Excellent captures, Hans!
That egret must think he's an eagle!
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Old Feb 4, 2011, 4:49 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, that was a sequence of shots all within about 30 sec's, I had no idea what was on his mind, I also have never seen one dive
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Amazing shots! I've only seen a few egrets in my entire life. Great Blue Herons are faily common in my area in the summer, but we never see egrets up here. I've only see them while visiting Florida. These are great photos, and I also never would have guessed that egrets dive under the surface!
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