bird photography : snowy egret

John saw this Snowy Egret while walking along the harbor's edge outside his hotel room on Mission Bay in San Diego.  Though John was a bit too close to get a full-body shot of the egret, he still managed to capture quite an interesting shot of the bird's 'hairdo.'
John saw this Snowy Egret while walking along the harbor's edge outside his hotel room on Mission Bay in San Diego. Though John was a bit too close to get a full-body shot of the egret, he still managed to capture quite an interesting shot of the bird's 'hairdo.'
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
Photography Notes:
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.
 



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