The elegant egret
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morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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All: D200 + 80-400 VR @ 400mm, ISO 400, 1/800, f8, fill flash (SB910 + Better Beamer)

Saturday morning I pull into the parking lot at the Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area in Long Island, NY and the first thing I see is this egret standing there a few feet from the edge of the lot. There is a photographer hiding behind a tree and taking photos of it. I move in behind him and take a few photos before seeking a location with a better background. Moving about 8 feet to my right provides a wonderful background. I sit on a car stop and begin taking photos. The morning light was filtered by a thin layer of clouds creating a natural soft box. The great egret put on a great show and about 50 photos later it was time to see what else was happening in the park.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Morris


Mark Cronin
Registered: Nov 05, 2011
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These are extra special Morris..
Great BG and exposure here.
Mark



Thomas Sanders
Registered: Aug 17, 2008
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Great sequence of preening shots of this beauty Morris, enjoyed them all

Tom



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
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You got him in just about every position Morris... nice set, very well done.

Kirk



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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These are beautiful Morris, with a beautiful background !

birdie



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Excellent work Morris Very well done

Tim



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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Elegant! Simply beautiful!
Eric



Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
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Country: Sri Lanka

Fine work Morris. Love these.

Jude



dorian
Registered: Feb 20, 2011
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very nice morris. i especially like the one with him scratching his face with his foot. the one with his wing spread out is beautiful as well. keep em coming....

dorian



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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i like them all Morris.. very nice set



mike717
Registered: May 02, 2004
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Nice series Morris. Obviously he cared more about his looks than you or the other photog.

Mike



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Nice series Morris, great BG.

Rob



Older Fossil
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
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Great shots Morris!

Art



waldr_p
Registered: Apr 18, 2008
Total Posts: 5847
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Very nice set Morris, that lovely background colouring really sets of the bird well.

Paul



pjbishop
Registered: Oct 12, 2003
Total Posts: 2536
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You've got a supermodel there - with a whole repertoire of interesting poses.



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
Total Posts: 33916
Country: United Kingdom

Lovely set Morris, good job
David



RobAmy
Registered: Aug 15, 2004
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Lovin the BG, nice shots



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
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Country: United States

Mark Cronin wrote:
These are extra special Morris..
Great BG and exposure here.
Mark


Thank you Mark,

Morris



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
Total Posts: 33775
Country: United States

Thomas Sanders wrote:
Great sequence of preening shots of this beauty Morris, enjoyed them all

Tom


Thank you Tom,

Morris



morris
Registered: May 22, 2002
Total Posts: 33775
Country: United States

KirkB wrote:
You got him in just about every position Morris... nice set, very well done.

Kirk


Thank you Kirk,

The postions that are not hear are on my hard drive :-}

Morris



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