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Old Mar 6, 2012, 8:04 PM   #1
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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Nice capture. I take it you are back down in Florida now?

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Old Mar 7, 2012, 8:28 PM   #3
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What a pristine shot, zig!

You captured the moment perfectly (love the reflection too).

Exposure is very good too (I think hard to balance this with such white plumage).

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Mar 8, 2012, 6:03 AM   #4
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Hi,

Yes, JJ, I'm back in southern Florida for the month of March. With the mild weather this winter, the birds are really spread around and not here in Marco in as large numbers as they were last year. Although, with a bit of patience, you can find an interesting subject to shoot.

Paul, thank you much for your very kind comments.

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Nice catch Zig.

Hope you are having a nice visit down here this year. It was a relief to have a normal warm winter instead of the last two which were very cold for us.
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Nice catch Zig.

Hope you are having a nice visit down here this year. It was a relief to have a normal warm winter instead of the last two which were very cold for us.
Hi Steven,

This season, by far, has been the most enjoyable one that we've had the pleasure of experiencing, here in Marco. That and the fact that there are so many photo opps here that the time flies by -far too quickly.

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Great shot. Love the egrets. We just spent a week down in the Everglades area, the time flew by and the photo ops came to us a lot of the time!!
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Great shot. Love the egrets. We just spent a week down in the Everglades area, the time flew by and the photo ops came to us a lot of the time!!
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Yes, you're right. If you're patient, and don't act in an intimidating or menacing fashion, the birds in this part of the world are really quite used to humans. I find that if I simply stand still for a while, the birds are much more interested in eating than they are afraid of you. They will totally ignore you and walk right by. I typically have a 70-200mm+ TC14E telecon mounted on the D7000. When ever Egret are around , I have to take the teleconverter off as I don't need it.

The birds will come as close as 3ft.

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Hi,

Yes, you're right. If you're patient, and don't act in an intimidating or menacing fashion, the birds in this part of the world are really quite used to humans. I find that if I simply stand still for a while, the birds are much more interested in eating than they are afraid of you. They will totally ignore you and walk right by. I typically have a 70-200mm+ TC14E telecon mounted on the D7000. When ever Egret are around , I have to take the teleconverter off as I don't need it.

The birds will come as close as 3ft.

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Beautiful image, Zig. I agree that of all the wild birds, egrets (and most herons) are the easiest to approach. If I don't make sudden moves, I can get pretty close, and they'll just keep eating!
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