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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Great Egret

As I mentioned in the previous post, I now have a new lens which hopefully will help me get better photos of birds. On that trip to Bodega Bay I put it to use. This egret was quite obliging in having his photo taken.

Then he had had enough and flew off. That's about a six foot wingspan.

I took quite a few pictures of Gulls who are always cooperative for a photo shoot. The shot I liked best out of the lot was this one. Looks like he has a swollen right ankle.

9 comments:

  1. Good thing his i.d. ring was on the opposite foot! I love Great Egrets. We get lots here and I never tire of them.

    What type of lens did you get?

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  2. These are MAGNIFICENT! I LOVE the last one of his feet... it looks like he's wearing little flipper galoshes! :o)

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  3. Excellent shots of the great egret.
    Gulls are not the most attactive birds (at least our herring gulls aren't - perhaps I'm biased since one once swiped a doughnut straight from my hand just as I was about to take a bite) and their feet match I'm afraid.

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  4. Oh cool -- which lens did you get?

    Thanks for reminding me, in the previous post, about Bodega. I haven't been there for a while. Really isn't all that far away from Fairfax.

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  5. Congrats on the new lens and you captured some great shots with it.

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  6. Glad you're liking the new lens. The IS is very helpful! I just ordered one a few days ago...can't wait!
    Love the second shot -really nice!
    (the cats thank you for their blog comments too!)

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  7. I like your title :) Fun getting a new lens, looks to be doing good too!

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  8. I've never seen an egret that close before and they're beautiful birds, especially those beaks. my favorite is the photo of the webbed feet too - I like their color. I'm envious of the control you have with your camera and lenses.(I'm still using a point and shoot). Johnny Lee your photos are extraordinary.

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