Welcome to day 46 of my 365 photos…these nesting Great Egrets were fun to watch as they communicated. He would bring a twig and she would place it in the nest and then they would “talk” for a bit before it was repeated over again.
If this is your first time to my site and wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post.Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 80-400mm
Focal Length: 175mm – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/250 second – ISO: 160
A little bit about Great Egrets according to Cornell Lab of Ornithology: The elegant Great Egret is a dazzling sight in many a North American wetland. Slightly smaller and more svelte than a Great Blue Heron, these are still large birds with impressive wingspans. They hunt in classic heron fashion, standing immobile or wading through wetlands to capture fish with a deadly jab of their yellow bill. Great Egrets were hunted nearly to extinction for their plumes in the late nineteenth century, sparking conservation movements and some of the first laws to protect birds.
Do you ever take a photo and then just use a part of it instead of the whole photo because it seems that it has more “pow”. That’s what I did with the above photo. Below is the way that it really looked. It is a pretty cool looking photo but there’s another egret behind the one on the left and for me, it was a distraction. When I cropped the photo, the bird in the background can still be seen a bit but it is not so distracting. What do you think?
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