Egret Reflection

The Egret stands still as a statue, not a ripple left in the water from the last time he took a step.

Egret, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

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I made this image during my visit to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Florida.

Just a reminder that I have very limited internet access this week but I have scheduled these images to go up on the blog for you to enjoy.

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    • says

      Hi Steve, thank you very much. I had lots of opportunities while I was in Florida. I went back to this wildlife refuge 3 times before I got the still water I wanted for these reflections. I was using a 400mm f/5.6L lens. It is much smaller and lighter than the f/2.8 (I think it’s 2.8) but I find the aperture perfect. I would want to haul around the heavier lens. I made these reflection images handheld.

    • says

      Thank you very much Michael. I remember trying to backup into the bushes so I could get the whole reflection in the frame. Sometimes with that 400mm lens I was too close. But I’m not complaining about it 😉

    • says

      Hi Andy, I love the bird’s stance too, it’s like he took a step forward and then froze long enough for all the ripples to go away. Thank you very much for your kind comments, friend.

    • says

      Thank you very much Marc. It was nice that the light was perfect for capturing the blue water. Lots of times if it is just a little brighter the water appears grey and it isn’t nearly as nice.

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