Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Great Egret With Lunch...


There are times that I like back or side lighted photographs, they add a different element to the photograph, but this is not one of them. In this case it took away from the detail of this Great Egret with the fish it just caught and was about to eat. Not wanting to pass up a feeding time photo I fired away with the camera anyways. You know the saying when life hands you lemons make lemonade, I am not sure what I made. Remember clicking on the photos make them larger, in the first shot you can see the small fish with it's mouth open struggling to get away and if you look closely at the second photograph you can see Egrets throat beginning to distend as it eats the fish. Look closely and you will see the fish tail between the top and bottom bill before it disappears forever. I have a better beamer for my flash, I guess I could have used a fill flash for detail. But then again that would have required a little knowledge and I have not figured out the settings yet for shooting the better beamer at birds.

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3 comments:

Sparky said...

Great shots, keep up the great work.

Willard said...

It still worked well in spite of the back-lighting, Brad. I hope the new tripod and head works out for you.

JimB said...

Good job