Zooming Great Egret - Click To Enlarge

Zooming Great Egret

‘Caught Off Guard’ would be better name for this article. My shutter speed was 1/125. A little slow for the turtles here. I had been using this lens all of about 3 hours too.

Zooming Great Egret - Click To Enlarge
Zooming Great Egret – Click To Enlarge

This is ‘panning’. I moved with the bird and a good thing I shot the wings on a downward slide. The background blur shows just how slow I was and fast the bird was. Panning is much more effective with a moving car, bike, something faster than this.

A fun shot…only because I caught him.

2 thoughts on “Zooming Great Egret”

  1. I notice a big difference in the way Blue herons and egrets hold their long necks when they fly. In most shots of egrets, their necks are bent in U shape. Herons extend their neck while flying.

    1. That’s true until a Great Blue is traveling high up, or a long distance. Them they also tend to pull their necks back in a U. Good catch.

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