Egrets Paired Up and Some Scrabbles, A99 w/70-400mm G

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Egrets Paired Up and Some Scrabbles, A99 w/70-400mm G
Feb 7, 2014

It was another beautiful day in the Florida sun.

Today was a treat photographing Egrets. It seems it's the time of year for all the Egrets to pair up (they were all in pairs). Even though they were in pairs they sometimes had a third bird try to interfere and a fight would occur. Also the male would bring sticks for making a nest but the female would sometimes push back. During mating time the birds get the green color around the eyes and they display their fine feathers.  The lighting was good and the birds were against a dark complicated background of branches.

Shot with A99 w/70-400mm G handheld, RAW, post processed in PS CS6:

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Re: Egrets Paired Up and Some Scrabbles, A99 w/70-400mm G
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Beautiful!

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wow the last 2 pictures are awesome.

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Re: Egrets Paired Up and Some Scrabbles, A99 w/70-400mm G
In reply to William Curtindale, Feb 7, 2014

Holy cow!  The black background was perfect.  Absolutely gorgeous and you nailed the exposure of those bright white birds.

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In reply to William Curtindale, Feb 7, 2014

You are killing me here Bill.

great shots as usual.

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In reply to William Curtindale, Feb 7, 2014

Wow, It looks like you are finding a great many varied targets to capture!

But your trip really does not compare to the beautiful sub zero weather we are have up here.

Your picts are top quality as usual.  Keep them coming!

Has Fred let you use the 600mm yet?

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They are all very very good but No. 2 is exceptional.

Not much of a birder myself but shots like this make me wish I was...

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In reply to William Curtindale, Feb 7, 2014

Nice shots with nice subject and great  lighting.

That great lighting has highlighted the white subject on dark background, and created really nice shots.

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Very nice especially with the "the beast" 70-400 (nt)
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Stunning Bill.  Absolutely awesome photography.

Have you taken any video?

Enjoying your posts.

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Nice series Bill.  I like the way you retained the dark background.

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Canadian Club wrote:

Stunning Bill. Absolutely awesome photography.

Have you taken any video?

Enjoying your posts.

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George, sorry but I did not do any video.  I will on my next trip in a few weeks.

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In reply to William Curtindale, Feb 9, 2014

WOW!  Those are stunning.  Very impressive!

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Thanks so much,

Truly breathtaking.

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