|Equipment:||Canon EOS 30D|
Canon EF 300mm f4L IS with 1.4x Teleconverter
|Settings:||f8; 1/2000 sec.; focal length at 420 mm; ISO 200|
|Date:||June 29, 2006 9:03 pm|
|Location:||Mission Bay / San Diego, CA|
Though taken relatively early in the evening (at 6:03 pm PDT), the egret's position in deep shade plus the necessity of a 2/3 stop exposure compensation to preserve all of the bird's white details rendered the background a very interesting shadow that when balanced in post-processing shows noise that is not necessarily unpleasant.