B.I.F. . . Egretta thula

© Robert G. Stalnaker

B.I.F. . . Egretta thula

Uploaded: April 25, 2008


Nightfall in my childhood,
Memories of my future send
Their scent into my mind...

I believed then in the snowy-egret nymph,
I thought she came to me at night,
And carried me above the water
Through the Danube Delta,
To see the secret lagoons . . .

Snowy-egret nymph,
I shall dream about you tonight...

--Noncontinuous excerpts from the poem “Land Of Innocence” by Elya Thorn

f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO 500, daylight, partial, lens Canon EF 400mm L, handheld, south shore of Lake Apopka near Orlando, Oakland Nature Preserve, 4/24/08.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Robert G. Stalnaker April 25, 2008

Of all my B.I.F. photos, I felt I panned and spot focused as good as any and was thrilled with the clarity in the eye and the plumes.

Actually, the image looks even better before uploading to BP. I use BP's multi-image uploader that says you do not have to resize the image (e.g., short side 480 pixels). If anybody has suggestions on how to get the best image uploaded to BP, I would appreciate your tips. #908524

Roxanne M. Bubar May 12, 2008

Outstanding clarity and such a graceful image.
Beautiful poem #5913900

Michael Lynch December 11, 2008

How'd I miss this ? Awesome shot !!! #6881650

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