Great Egret in Mating Dress

© Dick Jenkins

<b>Great Egret in Mating Dress</b>

Uploaded: October 13, 2009


f/5.6, 1/800, ISO:250, FL:600mm, Spot metered

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 600.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 13, 2009

An amazing exposure to capture all the details in the feathers. Awesome work Dick! #1191905

Dick Jenkins October 13, 2009

Donna, thank you so much. I'm preparing to enter a photo contest dealing with wading birds and have been busy reviewing and refining this spring's images for submittal. I don't know why I've overlooked this work. There were several days where clouds subdued the light and gave me an opportunity to really appreciate this wonderful f/2.8L prime lens by Canon. I'm shooting wide open here because of the 2X extender. With the extender I'm effectively shooting at 960mm. I'll have several more displayed in the next few days if you'd care to check in.

Nice hearing from you Donna. #8034965

PiperAnne L. Worcester October 13, 2009

Absolutely stunning! #8035055

Tess L. Yee October 14, 2009

This is a fabulous image, Dick! Good luck in the contest... #8035691

Bonnie Gearhart October 14, 2009

I love your work and good luck! I have tried to catch these shots as you do but have not been able to capture what you capture, I will keep trying... #8036006

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) October 14, 2009

Stunning,magnificient image. #8036529

Dick Jenkins October 14, 2009

Thank you PiperAnne, Tess, Bonnie, and Kara for your comments. I've never won a contest here, and I'm hopeful that my luck and skills will improve before I resort to basket weaving as an outlet for my expressions.

I make the annual trek down and across Florida every spring in pursuit of these beautiful wading birds during mating season. Getting to learn their habits has been quite an experience.

Melissa G. Meiselman October 14, 2009

Outstanding shot of this beautiful bird taken with sharp detail, terrific light and great setting, Dick!! #8036622

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