Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Great Egret Eating...


Taken last month at Viera wetlands, I stopped and watched this Great Egret looking for food. As always my luck was not the best in that he never wanted to look at me but constantly fish in a different direction. I tried photographing this bird actually going into the water to capture it's food but with the long slender neck leaving little to focus and not knowing just where he would put his bill in the water I never got a sharp image of it. It just gives me something to shoot for when I retire and spend winters in Florida. These are the same photographed just cropped tight to show the food in his bill, they were taken just seconds after he pulled this from the water. The second photo is not as sharp as I would have liked but he was a distance away. The first photograph was cropped to make the final image, so you can get an idea how much the second one was cropped. Blah, Blah it is early, did that even make and sense?

4 comments:

Sparky said...

Good job.

AnooCre8ion said...

Just stopped by here for the first time and wanted to say I love your photographs of the animals. beautiful job.

vickie

HANNIBAL said...

Ha, you made me laugh! It made sense! These are such majestic birds, and "white" photography is tough in any condition. Then you get an egret who won't cooperate! Aargh! Anyway, the photo looks good, and even the extreme blowup is pretty clean! Nice job!

Tim Rucci said...

It's Murphy's law, Brad... they never seem to be looking in the right direction when you have them in the viewfinder. You got a really nice variety of birds on your recent Florida trip. Perhaps we'll hook up again the next time you are traveling down this way.