Cattle Egret @ 800mm

Another series of images @ 800mm. This time a Cattle Egret that was balancing on a sign along the Wildlife Drive at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey. It was interesting to see it hanging on to the sign with it’s large feet. I did not want the sign to show so I was composing more for portraits against the nice blue sky. Because it was on top of the sign, I was sort of looking up at it. Most were taken with a 400mm lens with a 2x teleconverter. I shot a few different angles and views before moving on leaving the Egret sunning there. Before finding this Cattle Egret on the drive we also passed a small group foraging on the ground.
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2 overlapping vertical images @ 800mm for Panorama

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First image in series shot @ 400mm before moving a little closer & adding the 2x teleconverter 

6 Comments on “Cattle Egret @ 800mm

    • Thanks Donna! They are fun to watch! Yes, I forgot to mention their breeding plumage! I also like the way they walk! Sort of like John Wayne in the old westerns!

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