Great Egret Landing Sequence

Last week at the Celery Farm Natural Area, a Great Egret was fishing close by. He was good at catching fish and seemed very intent on what he was doing. Suddenly he just took off almost straight up, then landed almost immediately a little to one side. I think maybe a snapping turtle got too close. I thought the sequence with the different Great Egret wing positions was interesting so I setup a 7 image septych file for a print  (7 images either related or separate, to tell a story or convey a final image). When finished it is 125 inches wide. I was setup for a vertical image, so I did not have time to change to a horizontal, but I still liked the Egret’s classic wing positions in a row of images.

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Great Egret Fishing. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS lens, Semi-backlighting, f/8, 1/400 sec, ISO 400, Open shadows in Adobe Camera Raw

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Great Egret Shaking Head w/ water droplet pattern. Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS lens, Semi-backlighting, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO 400, Open shadows in Adobe Camera Raw

 

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