A snowy egret is stationing himself at a large drain pipe in an effort to grab something good to eat.
From Wiki: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve in the city of Huntington Beach, California. It is designated by the California Department of Fish and Game to protect a coastal wetland, with its resident threatened and endangered species.
Canon 400mm f2.8 lens w/ 2x teleconverter.
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yquem46 (32229) 2013-01-10 4:49
I cannot stand that this site supposedly dedicated to photography has now turned to a race for points
I'm very sorry for this kind of great shots that you post
have a nice day, best regards
kasianowak (2215) 2013-01-10 12:55
Brilliant portrait with great focus, sharp exactly in the right place. The egret looks as if it were posing for you! :)
CLODO (24716) 2013-01-11 1:47
TE world is mad: 194 visits and only 2 comments!
They don't appreciate this bird portrait, sharp on the eye and with the amazing feathers on the head. Moreover, the beak is in the diagonal of the image, giving some dynamic feeling.
kabel (991) 2013-02-10 22:19
Hello, this is a marvelous close up of the snowy egret. You really managed to capture the birds face and look with wonderful side lighting that brings out her feathers all the more. Excellent composition and color. Perfect exposure.
Actually California has many bird sanctuaries. I live adjacent to a wildlife bird sanctuary and have seen many birds when I go for my morning walks.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos with us here on TE,
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4186)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 8 GB
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-09 20:56