Great Egret

After stalking this Great Egret for quite some time and managing a few shots (and video) of it hunting, we managed to get some shots of it taking off.

I've opted for the down beat of the wings here as this shot shows the splash as it left the water.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 13th March 2011, This photo: 9:38am

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  • MΛЯK said:
    Great shot! Cracking lens too David.
  • James Lagden said:
    In that case, I will go for the up beat of the wings!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Indeed it is (lens). :)
    [] I think Allan has posted an up-beat one, or maybe Ross. Mind you, you were somewhat closer than us.
  • James Lagden said:
    [] I do have a level wing shot also :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Is that the back beat ? ;-) (taking the musical punishment to it's ultimate conclusion)
  • sandrosax said:
    Amazing shot
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    Nice detail in the whit wings. Wonderful image
  • Ross_M said:
    [] Nothing I took in flight is worth posting. I am going to have to bring a second body with the 70-200 attached
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] Quite impressed with the metering on this 1DIV too, it handled the bright white bird rather well (didn't even have to spot meter).
    [] No ?
  • looby88 said:
    great detail on a white bird, we get the occasional big egret over in the UK and the little ones have gone from none - to all over the shop in only a few years
  • David de Groot said:
    [] There's three common egrets around here, the Cattle Egret (pretty much everywhere), the Intermediate Egret (fairly common) and this big boy, the Great Egret (not as common around town, but clearly out here in the open they can be found fairly easily).