Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

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Digirame Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013
Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
White Egret
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This past Sunday I was able to get close to a white egret.  I followed some of my old techniques of getting close to the bird, and then waiting for the bird to walk even closer towards me.  I've found if you advance too close by walking towards the bird, it will fly off.  It's better for the bird to come towards you all on its own (if at all possible).  It's important to appear non-threatening.

Photo No. 1 - This is one of the first pictures I was able to get of the bird.

Photo No. 2 - The white egret was looking for something to eat.

Photo No. 3 - Occasionally the egret would find (what appeared to be) small fish along the shoreline in this area.

Photo No. 4 - Then a bird watcher walked along and scared the white egret away.

Photo No. 5 - It landed further away from me.  I like the bright white colors in contrast to everything else there on a cloudy day.  I cropped it some to get closer.

Photo No. 6 - I waited for the bird to come towards me again.

Photo No. 7- I took care to have enough depth of field, so the surroundings were nearly in focus or in focus.

Photo No. 8 - Getting slightly closer to me....

Photo No. 9 - The egret was walking along slowly looking for that bite to eat.

Photo No. 10 - Finally, when the bird got too close for comfort it flew off again.  It was a miscalculation on my part.  I should have had a higher shutter speed.  I had room to do that...oh well...lessons learned.

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Northen Pintail
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On the same day, I was able to sit on a bench and wait for these Northern Pintail ducks to get quite close to me.  Here's a couple of them.  These were taken on a cloudy day.  The second one was taken beneath the shadows of large trees too, so it wasn't as bright with contrasts.  But it shows that the ducks will get close to us if we are patient.

Photo No. 1

Photo No. 2

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Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

Thank you

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Thanks for posting, have a great day.
John

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margievh99 New Member • Posts: 11
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

My eye behind my pictures

margievh99 New Member • Posts: 11
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

Mr Squirrel

margievh99 New Member • Posts: 11
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

took this at monument in Baytown, Texas.

margievh99 New Member • Posts: 11
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013
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a shot from the Ferry In Baytown, Texas, close to the Monument.

ohanian Regular Member • Posts: 219
MG

MG

Car629
Car629 Contributing Member • Posts: 647
Re: My Mum's Cats
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Was a bit bored today so while visiting my mothers I decided to photograph two of her four cats, don't think they were very impressed do you? 

Suzie

Lola

migibson99 Regular Member • Posts: 211
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013
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Taken in my backyard after our Spring snow on Monday.

migibson99 Regular Member • Posts: 211
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013
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And one more.  My 13 year old daughter decided to bake some cupcakes on a whim.

jayrandomer
jayrandomer Contributing Member • Posts: 731
Mostly testing out new camera
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I just got a T2i to replace a now dead XT and have been having fun trying to see how well I can get it to work.

This was in the pre-dawn twilight waiting for my morning train.  I'm impressed both by the performance at ISO3200 and by the 18-55 IS that allowed me to hand-hold this shot at 1/4 s.

This is looking up from the bottom of the Hancock Tower in Boston (tallest building in New England).

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

Thanks John for coming on by and taking a look at our pictures.

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

I've done that before where I took a picture of myself through the mirror.  It's fun to play around with our camera toys.

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

That's a nice one.  It seems with the background that it looks like the squirrel is under water.

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

That's a neat old car.  Is that a Chevy?

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

That's an interesting photo with the ferry on the lower left side and the birds flying high on the right side.  There must be lots of things to photograph in Baytown.

margievh99 New Member • Posts: 11
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

Um, I want to say yes..not too sure though...  I took it through the side view mirror and caught the back end of it... lol

I couldn't pass up the chance so I hurried and took it

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,427
Re: Show Your Snaps...March 25, 2013

That's the best way; click it as fast as you can.  Those moments are fleeting moments.  Sometimes we only have a split second to take a picture of something and then it's gone.

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