This is an image taken years ago at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville NJ. I was photographing other birds in the distance when this Great Egret flew close by me. I was able to get one image in focus as it passed by me before it changed course and flew away. It was so close I had to clip the one wingtip. I was using a Canon 20D with a 400mm DO lens.
Sometimes one needs to do some repair work, but the result is worth seeing Reed!
Yes! And Thanks!
Wow…. that’s an awesome shot of a flyby, my compliments 🙂
Thanks so much! They are fun to photograph when they fly close by!
I really like your original shot – there is something very immediate and intimate about being so close one wing was clipped. Really nice!
Thanks! I did not think of that! Usually I try to get the whole bird in the image unless I am doing a portrait!
Super shot Reed, nothing wrong with the original!
Thanks so much! I usually try to get the whole subject in the frame unless I am taking more of a portrait view!