|Copyright: Bill Webb (DigitalZen)
|Date Taken: 2005-05-20|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop|
|Date Submitted: 2005-05-27 14:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Egretta tricolor is a very active predator of Florida freshwater marshes, and can be found hunting on tidal flats and in other saltwater environments. It hunts by striding rapidly along, herding prey in front of it. One occasionally sees them hunting in unison with the smaller Snowy Egret, (Egretta thula), the smaller bird working the shoreline while the larger stays in 8-10 inches of water, herding the prey (minnows, frogs, crustaceans). |
Tricolored herons are quite fearless, and will often allow a close approach. This one was standing on the railing of the footbridge I was on. I got a great shot of it scratching its head, but unfortunately was zoomed too far out and cut off part of its beak. Two shots as fast as the camera would cycle. Sometimes you have to shoot and hope. I didn't hope hard enough, it seems.
Cropped for composition. There's some noise, but filtering ruins feathers.
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- [2005-05-27 14:53]
it is a very beautiful shot Bill...
and very well composed with a nice crop...
I like the curves... thanks a lot for sharing this pic... well done...
Nice portrait, Bill.
It's little tight, need more space in front of the bill.
Good POV, nice colours and good details.
Very nice shot.Colors,BG and composition are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.
Bill, a very beautiful bird. Pose is excellent, as well as pov.
I tried a little workshop.