© Bill Wyatt


Uploaded: November 28, 2007


Photographing Egrets,Ibis and other water fowl is so hard no matter how early you get there or where you set up, you are never close enough. I scared them again although I was much closer. F/11 at 1/500s, 400mm, handheld with early morning light.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/500, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 400mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D


David Phalen November 29, 2007

Unbelievable light, colors and details here Bill! Looks like you are enjoying your 100-400L IS lens. Santa Clause is bringing me one for Christmas but I doubt I'll ever get shots to match yours. #797853

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe November 29, 2007

Oh my Bill. This is amazing!!! The clarity and lighting are out of this world!!! #5149676

Margaret R. Barry November 30, 2007

Fantastic capture, Bill. Beautiful lighting, detail and comp.! #5150246

Kathy Reeves November 30, 2007

Gorgeous image Bill!! Love the lighting! #5150290

Tammy Scott November 30, 2007

You really captured some awesome lighting on this great action shot! #5150480

Lorraine A. Cook November 30, 2007

Your 'scary' photos are GORGEOUS, Bill!

The lighting is awesome, my friend!!!<:)) #5150576

Su Sana E. P level-classic November 30, 2007

Spectacular in every aspect, Bill!! Great capture!! #5150771

Joy Rector November 30, 2007

love this capture #5151044

Jim Huffield November 30, 2007

OUTSTANDING!!!!!! #5151056

Kathy L. Clark November 30, 2007

This is beautiful Bill. What a great capture. The soft tones and magnificent light are perfect. #5151204

Eugenio Diaz November 30, 2007

Magnificent, Outstanding...Great work Bill!!! #5151443

Carol Sawyer November 30, 2007

Beautiful lighting, tones and capture, Bill! #5151531

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 30, 2007

absolutely AWESOME!!! The BG is a soft painting for this tremendous capture!!! #5151805

Stephen Zacker November 30, 2007

Fantastic light and capture. #5151856

Beverly A. Wright November 30, 2007

Looks like beautiful morning sunlight!
A gorgeous in flight capture Bill!!!!! #5152184

Jennifer L. Alder November 30, 2007

GORGEOUS light and color-- Bill, this is an amazing image! :) #5152240

Nadine A. Lewis November 30, 2007

I admire how you keep trying, Bill!!! Personally, I LOVE the ones of them in flight. GREAT capture, timing, & BEAUTIFUL gold tones!!! <>< #5152314

John Connolly November 30, 2007

Love your impressive lighting in this wonderful action shot Bill! Wildlife photography can be SO frustrationg at times. #5152471

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic November 30, 2007

Terrific capture Bill!!!
I love the lighting and composition!!! #5152575

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 30, 2007

Beautifu lighting and capture Bill! #5152963

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 30, 2007

Beautiful early morning capture, Bill. I can't get close to them either. #5152982

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 30, 2007

Amazing capture, Bill. Beautiful light and colors. Outstanding! #5153035

Lynne Morris November 30, 2007

Wonderful capture with beautiful lighting Bill! #5153060

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 30, 2007

WOW Bill, this is FANTASTIC!!! <>< #5153128

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 30, 2007

Your "mistakes?" are phenomenal, Bill!!!!! The lighting is awesome too!!!! ♫ k #5153231

Roxanne M. Bubar November 30, 2007

WOW just stunning. #5153446

Sam Britt November 30, 2007

Wonderful in-flight capture, Bill. Great lighting & tones. #5153566

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe November 30, 2007

WOW Bill, the lighting is beautiful and wonderful detail! Hard to do when they are all moving. #5153880

Sandra R. Alvey November 30, 2007

Stunning light and detail Bill! I really am happy you scared them. If you hadn't, we'd have never seen this GORGEOUS capture! #5153891

Amber Kennedy December 02, 2007

Brilliant capture. #5159686

Sylvia Rossler December 09, 2007

Simply superb !! Awesome timing and tones !! Another winner in my book !! #5187613

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic December 19, 2007

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Bill!! Gorgeous! #5228234

Karen Engelbreth December 19, 2007

Congrats on your finalist, Bill! #5228323

Margaret R. Barry December 19, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! #5228416

Sylvia Rossler December 19, 2007

Big congrats on this awesome finalist Bill :O) #5228500

Nadya Johnson December 19, 2007

So glad to see this beauty in the finalists! Congratulations, Bill! Hope it gets some gold! #5228806

Shawn Jennings December 19, 2007

Excellent image, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist! #5228942

Jennifer L. Alder December 19, 2007

HUGE CONGRATS, Bill, on the masterpiece of a finalist! Best of luck in the next round
:) #5229036

Revonda L. Gentry December 19, 2007

Congrats Bill!!..this is just simply breathtaking!! #5229310

Rakesh Syal level-classic December 19, 2007

My heartiest congratulations on this fabulous work and finalist, my friend!Warm regards! #5229312

Melissa G. Meiselman December 19, 2007

Congratulations Bill on this awesome finalist!! #5229619

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 19, 2007

Congratulations again, this is so beautiful Bill! #5229633

Sandra R. Alvey December 19, 2007

OMG I'm so happy they chose this one for a finalist!! Good luck on the next round Bill!!! #5229995

Cassie L. Woodlee December 19, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Bill!!!!! #5230004

Deb Koskovich December 19, 2007

Yay, Bill! Congrats, and well deserved! #5230167

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 19, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist! Great image, gorgeous light! #5230393

ALLEN O. HOWARD December 19, 2007

Congratulations Bill! Awesome finalist!!! #5230603

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 19, 2007

Congratulations on your amazing finalist, Bill! I knew you when! LOL! #5230883

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe December 19, 2007

Congratulation on this wonderful finalist Bill!!! #5231490

Robert R. Goodman December 19, 2007

WTG!!!!Bill,A big congratulations!!!!! #5231661

Cheryl E. Molennor December 19, 2007

Congratulations to you Bill! #5231667

Kathy L. Clark December 19, 2007

Well Bill my friend you scare tactics really paid off for you. congrats on this gorgeous finalist. #5231783

Su Sana E. P level-classic December 19, 2007

Congratulations on this great Finalist, Bill!! #5232182

Cary Rogers December 19, 2007

MAGNIFICENT capture, Bill!! Great lighting, composition, and stop action! Congratulations on this beauty! #5232440

Eugenio Diaz December 19, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist!!!Good luck in the final round!!!!! #5232622

Aimee S. McMaster December 20, 2007

....much congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Bill...Aimée #5232904

Michelle Alton December 20, 2007

Congratulations on this magnificent Finalist, Bill! All the Best,
Michelle #5233119

Carol Sawyer December 20, 2007

Congratulations, Bill! #5233254

Ken Smith level-classic December 20, 2007

Congratulations again, Bill, on your multiple finalists! #5233481

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 20, 2007

Congrats Bill on this and all your finalist #5234283

Amber Kennedy December 20, 2007

congrats!!!I thought this was brilliant!Keep em comin! #5235004

Stephen Zacker December 20, 2007

Fantastic lighting. Congratulations #5235336

Nadine A. Lewis December 20, 2007

I am soooo glad to see this Bill!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! <>< #5235478

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 20, 2007

Congratulations! Vladan #5237165

eileen bedford December 21, 2007

Congratulations on this FANTASTIC Finalist Bill... #5238713

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar December 22, 2007

this is real beauty!! congrats on this well deserved finalist, Bill! #5242994

Carol Teal December 22, 2007

Congrats Bill! This is really a great capture! #5245106

Tammy Graham December 23, 2007

Congrats on finalist!!! Gorgeous shot. I love the lighting, its perfect!! Great job!!

Tammy #5246512

Heather L. Haderly January 03, 2008

Gorgeous Bill!!!! Congrats on the finalists! #5286981

Crystal L. Craig February 01, 2008

Wow Bill. This is spectacular! I love the way the light filters through their wings in flight! Amazing clarity for a startled action capture, very very nicely done! #5429436

Lena Lee February 08, 2008

This takes the breath away, love it Bill.
And Congrats to the winner shots, Sorry for beeing late to congratulat u!! #5462656

Alexandra Hankova February 29, 2008

This is touchingly beautiful! #5574221

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 15, 2008

Simply, breathtaking.

Beverly A. Wright April 28, 2009

The morning light and tones are simply
magnificent! what a beautiful sight and morning that must have been. Photographers get to eexperience these
moments that others may miss. #7462995

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