Great Egret Landing In Morning Sun

It was a slow morning at the Celery Farm Natural Area and then, with the early morning sun coming up, a Great Egret Flew in. I liked the reflections in the dark water, adding some interest to the usual Great Egret shots. Although the sun was coming from behind I exposed for the bright white wings and then opened up the shadows a little in Adobe Camera Raw. I like shooting Egrets with strong backlighting coming through the wings and interesting reflections in the water. These are from a series of about 30 to 40 images.

 

Great Egret v2 cf 2015_43G2057

Great Egret v3 cf 2015_43G2060

Great Egret v2 cf 2015_43G2061

Great Egret v3 cf 2015_43G2058

Great Egret v2 cf 2015_43G2080

Great Egret v2 cf 2015_43G2082

Great Egret v2 cf 2015_43G2083

Great Egret v2 cf 2015_43G2105

After Flying In the Great Egret was Successful and Caught a Small Fish. Maybe it was an appetizer.

 

 

 

Great Egret Landing Sequence

Sometimes it is fun to shoot a sequence showing action or wing positions. This Great Egret was flying into a tree which already had about 30 Egrets (Snowy, Little & Great) in it already. I was able to follow it in and show the sequence. It was moving fairly quickly and covered quite a bit of territory in this sequence. I used most of the images but bypassed a few that were to similar.

2 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015 _43G0168

3 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0169

4 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0170

5 Great Egret Landing v1 Brig 2015_43G0171

7 Great Egret Landing v1 Brig 2015_43G0173

6 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0172

8 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0174
9 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0175

10 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0176

11 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0177

12 Great Egret Landing v1 Brig 2015_43G0178

13 Great Egret Landing v2 Brig 2015_43G0254

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