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Great Egret In Flight Series

The egrets will leave a nest on a small island, fly straight across the water and collect sticks under the pines. Same routine over and over.

Great Egret In Flight Series - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret In Flight Series – Click To Enlarge

Once you see the pattern it is just a matter of finding an open spot and shoot hundreds of images. The more you do it the better you get. At the very least you will get a keeper along the way.

Great Egret In Flight Series - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret In Flight Series – Click To Enlarge

This is a series, the same bird and trip, as he flew from my right to left. I stopped as the flight was obscured by low hanging moss. The last photograph shows his path going into a climb.

Click any image to view the gallery.

Also a note to other photographers:

You can notice the zoom / distance changes a little as the bird flies in front of me. It’s a habit I have of changing the length when following / shooting a moving bird. I don’t really plan on catching a series. By varying the zoom I can get several different types of photographs, and keep them in the frame, as I shoot 10 images a second.

That’s the theory anyway. It also has the potential for screwing up the whole sequence. If the first shot is off…you make it worse with each change.

Tale Of Two Herons: A Greeting

As these two young birds have grown it’s become easier to spot them moving around. At this point the oldest bird can stand pretty tall. To date they have survived several attacks and probably just as dangerous, the famous southern thunder storms.

I was at the nest the other day just as one of the adults returned. To the chicks this meant…Food !!

Tale Of Two Herons, A Greeting - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, A Greeting – Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, A Greeting - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, A Greeting – Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, A Greeting - Click To Enlarge
Tale Of Two Herons, A Greeting – Click To Enlarge

The take out has been delivered.

Great Egret Swamp Fly By

It’s all about location. We have been visiting this swamp for a while now and just like an airport there are flight lanes.

Great Egret Swamp Fly By - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret Swamp Fly By – Click To Enlarge

Not that it’s a strict rule by any means. But plant yourself in the right spot and the opportunity will be there.

Great Egret Swamp Fly By - Click To Enlarge
Great Egret Swamp Fly By – Click To Enlarge

Which does not mean I will get the photograph. Just a chance to get it.