Short Flight With A Great Egret

Photographing large wading birds in a swamp is a treat. However, there are short comings. Yes they are in their natural habitat and comfortable. But trees, bushes, and water cut visibility dramatically. Most images turn out to be awful.

The issue I find most annoying is trying to capture birds in flight. You don’t see them until they are flying by at full speed. Branches always find their way in the center of the image.

Everything here is about position.  In this series the Great Egret flew across the rookery, from one set of Junipers to another. I was lucky enough to be on the bank (camera up and ready) as this happened.

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The photographs here display a short part of the flight.

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