Late afternoon at one of my favorite places: the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area.
This is a snowy egret that was hanging around a kid who was fishing with a large net. Every so often the kid would throw a treat to the egret and a few other birds that also had gathered around. I had already take a few photos of this guy as he was waiting for his next treat when all of a sudden he emphatically started shaking and ruffling his feathers. This shot is my favorite of the four I took in the sequence.
Canon 400mm f2.8 lens w/ 2x teleconverter.
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MJR (3360) 2012-05-10 16:08
That looks like one angry bird !
A super close up with beautiful detail. The soft focus background, what background there is, is perfect. The little yellow highlights really brighten up a wonderful study of greys.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-05-10 18:21
I really like how you have managed to capture something as fluid and organic as an egret into a very symmetrical, almost formal, photo. The very limited colour pallet helps make this work so well. Nice work.
mukesh (446) 2012-05-10 21:19
Egret giant! Ready to squash you. An effective POV and the mood caught is 'ominous'. I wouldn't dare take on someone like him.
Hanssie (10886) 2012-05-10 22:38
Superb, what a model, such nice "clothes", an expression, sharp, nothing behind, funny too,
a great photo !
finlay (1575) 2012-05-11 0:47
This is a very well timed shot. The bird looks rather comical as though it's a bit unsure about his own legs and body. The vertical format is great to emphasise those long spindly legs. Clarity and sharpness are excellent. Very well done.
baclama (18884) 2012-05-11 3:15
un super portrait qui ferait presque peur, si l'animal n'etait pas si beau;-)
yquem46 (38752) 2012-05-11 8:07
An outstanding shot
Really top notch, the pro touch indeed
Enjoy the WE
Glint (6171) 2012-05-11 8:22
how could I resist this comical little fellow.Great low pov to show off his long legs. Good enough sharpness to show off his fine, fluffy feathers.
GREGG (7888) 2012-05-11 10:25
good composition with cool a hero
"He is strong as Stalon" :)
brianmcc (6219) 2012-05-12 17:00
this is a cracking composition. perfectly framed and cropped. wonderful capture of the bird, with incredible detail. the hints of yellow really stand out against the white. stunning sharpness.
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4794)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 4 GB
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-10 15:55