Great Egrets

Posted by ADKShooter on Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:17 pm

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Nikon D810, Nikon 300mm F2.8
ISO400, 1/1000s, F6.3

Back about 7 years ago my Dad was in a nursing home close to where he lived part time in Delray Beach, Florida. My brother told me there was a place called Wakodahatchee nearby where there were a lot of birds so I should bring my camera while visiting.

Going there, and also to nearby Green Cay, was a revelation. The same birds I couldn't get close to up north were often too close in Florida.  What a great problem !!  This is  a pair of Great Egrets in early morning light interacting on their nest a couple of days prior to egg laying.

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by peter makuch on Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:21 am
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a great courtship display shot and the exposure is well done.

by david fletcher on Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:48 am
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Excellent courtship display Warren. Viewed large, shows off the details and clarity perfectly.
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by Ron Day on Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:28 pm
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Excellent courtship poses on the nest and the breeding plumage and breeding colors are beautiful. I've always loved the lime green lores. The warm light adds the perfect finishing touch.

by John Meade on Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:36 pm
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Wonderful shot of these two in the beautiful habitat. Love the poses and background also.

by Karl Egressy on Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:13 pm
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Excellent display, well seen and captured.

by paul fletcher on Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:19 pm
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Very nice photo, Karl.

by Carol Clarke on Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:53 am
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Exposure handled perfectly, and you've captured a lovely courtship display between these two, Warren!

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by Mary Brun on Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:09 pm
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Wonderful shot, very well managed in all,
perfect whites, beautiful light, beautiful pose of the two subjects with a perfectly balanced composition.

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