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Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight

Posted By: Blue Moon

Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 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.

Godspeed~

Blue Moon
Posted By: Papa Stan

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/26/20 10:43 PM

Beautiful. I must say the detail in the feathers look awesome.
Posted By: DarrellSimpson

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/26/20 11:04 PM

Very nice photo . Thank you .
I can't believe how awesome digital camera's are today . I remember the terrible pixilated pics from the early 90's and could nor understand why anyone would want one . My dad had one that used the 3-1/2 inch floppy disk .
Posted By: Curt0407

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/26/20 11:07 PM

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Posted By: Piscivore

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/27/20 12:18 AM

Pretty cool how his feet are all streamlined.
Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/27/20 03:53 AM

Cool picture. Thanks for sharing. coolio
Posted By: Luke57

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/27/20 11:04 AM

Very nice
Posted By: T Bird

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/27/20 12:04 PM

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Posted By: Blue Moon

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/27/20 09:37 PM

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...
Posted By: RonL

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/27/20 09:45 PM

Nice capture ! What rig setup did you use ?
Posted By: Blue Moon

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/27/20 11:20 PM

Originally Posted by RonL
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.
Posted By: Osbornfishing

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/28/20 03:05 AM

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Posted By: Dfitz

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/29/20 04:10 AM

Nice pic
Posted By: Blue Moon

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/29/20 04:09 PM

Thanks again!
Posted By: wyliepirate

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 03/31/20 10:08 PM

Wow, great pic, thanks
Posted By: Trickster

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/04/20 03:10 PM

wow
Posted By: Bandit 200 XP

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/04/20 10:42 PM

Originally Posted by Curt0407
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Posted By: Tommar

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/05/20 01:31 AM

Beautiful!
Posted By: bassmanrudy

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/09/20 01:20 AM

Really well done shot!!! White birds have been a problem for me as well. Took this a couple weeks ago but not at your level...

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Posted By: Lane Goodwin

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/13/20 03:15 PM

Awesome!
Posted By: Paparon

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/21/20 12:21 PM


Unbelievable even though I do believe you... that is an absolutely GORGEOUS picture!
Posted By: MAC67STANG

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/22/20 10:34 PM

Great pic
Posted By: Ocelot

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/23/20 12:36 AM

That is a really nice shot.
Posted By: Blue Moon

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/23/20 03:35 PM

Thanks again! Very much appreciate everyone’s comments.

Originally Posted by bassmanrudy
Really well done shot!!! White birds have been a problem for me as well. Took this a couple weeks ago but not at your level...

BassManRudy - nice shot. When I shoot white birds I always use full manual mode and select exposure settings that will allow me to capture feather details, which means everything else will be underexposed. That’s OK as it creates a natural vignette and brings more focus on the subject.

Find some park birds to practice on. Once you get the settings and technique down, you'll be super excited with the results.

Thanks again everyone for the kind words.
Posted By: lconn4

Re: Blue Moon - Snowy Egret in Flight - 05/29/20 03:56 PM

Originally Posted by Blue Moon
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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.

Godspeed~

Blue Moon


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