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Old May 11, 2012, 6:22 PM   #1
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I got a little closer to the tree this morning the Tamron 70-300mm again and took a lot of shots. The egrets are more active in the morning and the results are a little more satisfactory.
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Old May 11, 2012, 8:55 PM   #2
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Old May 15, 2012, 3:54 PM   #3
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I just realize there are two different types of Egrets nesting on the trees. The above 4 pictures are Great Egrets. They have long straight yellow bills with long black legs.

The smaller ones are Snowy Egrets who has long black bill, black legs with yellow toes, fluffy white head and breast plumes. The following pictures are Snowy Egrets.
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Excellent shots all. Well done. And yes, you are correct on the difference between the Great Egret and the Snowy Egret.
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Thanks, Steven! I am glad you like it.
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I got a little closer to the tree this morning the Tamron 70-300mm again and took a lot of shots. The egrets are more active in the morning and the results are a little more satisfactory.
nice series, they kinda remind me of the concord...

On the above image I am interested to know if the iridescence on the underside of the wing is;

1. actually visible to the naked human eye being caused by light shining through the wing feathers?
2. a product of the camera?
3. a product of post processing?
4. or my morning time "special brownie" kicking in?

(j/k on the last one)
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Thanks for looking and the comments! The bone structures are actually visible in the original picture but not quite as pronounced. The blue tint on the underside is a result of over increase of vibrancy and decrease of highlight in the software to add blue color to the sky. Somehow, it left some artifacts. I leave it the way it is because I like the details. I finally find the sweet spot on this lens which is F/8 for 300mm after many trials.
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