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Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight #13489596 03/26/20 09:37 PM
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Celebrating the small joys in life and the decline of my 50 plus day cough, I captured this image of a Snowy Egret in flight over my backyard roost today in harsh midday sun. Shooting white birds is always challenging and requires a solid understanding of exposure. They reflect so much light feather details are lost if highlights are blown out. On a positive note for bird in flight photographers, a little cough seems to mean take wing in bird speak... All joking aside, prayers for all.

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Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13489682 03/26/20 10:43 PM
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Beautiful. I must say the detail in the feathers look awesome.

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13489704 03/26/20 11:04 PM
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Very nice photo . Thank you .
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Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13489708 03/26/20 11:07 PM
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Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13489784 03/27/20 12:18 AM
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Pretty cool how his feet are all streamlined.

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13489984 03/27/20 03:53 AM
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Cool picture. Thanks for sharing. coolio


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Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13490084 03/27/20 11:04 AM
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Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13490141 03/27/20 12:04 PM
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Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: DarrellSimpson] #13490948 03/27/20 09:37 PM
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Thanks! Very much appreciate the kind words. Backyard bird watching with the spring migration upon us is one thing we can do to pass the time...


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Nice capture ! What rig setup did you use ?


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Nice capture ! What rig setup did you use ?

Thanks. There's a pic of my basic wildlife rig in my signature. I shot that with a Canon dSLR pro body and Canon 500L f/4 + Canon 1.4x extender. For support I use a Really Right Stuff tripod and Wimberley Gimbal.


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Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight [Re: Blue Moon] #13492611 03/29/20 04:10 AM
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Thanks again!


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Wow, great pic, thanks

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