Sinch's Great Egret

© Dick Jenkins

<b>Sinch's Great Egret</b>

Tarun Bose 11/23/2011 8:21:39 AM

Wow! This is a fantastic capture, Dick. #1425258

Dick Jenkins 11/23/2011 8:43:55 AM

Thank you Tarun. If it not were for the Canon f/2.8L, 300mm prime lens I don't believe I would have gotten the results I did. It is an outstanding lens that really shows its stuff where fast action or low light come into play. It was several years ago that I called Canon and spoke with their tech people. I asked the question, "What lens would you own if you were to shoot action sports, birds in flight and air shows?" Well, she said, if you can handle the weight of the lens the f/2.8L, 300mm prime is my choice. It will beat you up at an air show when you are tracking streaking jets across the sky, since the combined weight of the camera/lens is about 8 pounds. To me in the US that equates to aiming a gallon of milk at a moving object for 6 hours or so. BUT Tarun, if I had to give up all my camera equipment except 1, item I'd keep this lens. #9826886

Dale Hardin 11/23/2011 10:01:42 AM

Dick, you are proof this lens is worth the bucks but it can't take all the credit. This is a beautifully timed and composed image in every sense. Lovely. #9826984

Mary Timman 11/23/2011 4:22:16 PM

Awesome capture. I think you have a winner here! Fabulous detail! #9827491

Michelle Alton 11/24/2011 5:25:01 AM

It could not get even an iota better. #9828412

Dick Jenkins 11/24/2011 7:33:29 AM

Thank you all for your comments, Dale, Mary and my old buddy Michelle. Speaking of birds, go easy on the turkey-bird today and remember our military here and around the world as it is business as usual for them. #9828570

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This Great Egret is one of a pair of egrets who return to Port Richey, Florida, each spring to mate and produce more offspring. The plumage is unique as is the turquoise coloring around the beak at mating season. I am naming this image Sinch's Great Egret for my friend and mentor "Sinch" Ofiara, a retired newspaper photographer and college photography teacher.

Contest entry: Animals

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 600.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

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