Great Egret in Mating Dress
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, 2009An amazing exposure to capture all the details in the feathers. Awesome work Dick! #1191905
Dick Jenkins October 13, 2009Donna, 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, 2009Absolutely stunning! #8035055
Tess L. Yee October 14, 2009This is a fabulous image, Dick! Good luck in the contest... #8035691
Bonnie Gearhart October 14, 2009I 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, 2009Stunning,magnificient image. #8036529
Dick Jenkins October 14, 2009Thank 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, 2009Outstanding shot of this beautiful bird taken with sharp detail, terrific light and great setting, Dick!! #8036622
Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.
Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.
BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.
Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.
The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:
I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.
You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.
Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Dick Jenkins.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.