Monday, 11 February 2013

Egret in the mangroves

I spent another weekend at Phillip Island but came down with a cold yesterday so didn't manage to get out birding. Driving home this morning, my virally-challenged head needed a rest so I stopped at Tooradin to grab some breakfast from the bakery then drove to Warneet to sit and eat it by the side of the inlet. Right where I stopped, an Eastern Great Egret stood preening among the mangroves. I manoeuvred the car so I could get the camera out and ready without disturbing the bird and then approach the edge of the inlet behind some old pier pilings.

Eastern Great Egret, Warneet

4 comments:

  1. lovely photos Ian, the detail of the feathers is outstanding

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    1. Thanks Wampy,
      Sometimes you can be lucky. The light and location were great and, with digital photography, histograms and blinkies give you instant feedback on exposure. These shots still required a bit of work in Lightroom to bring back the detail in plumage without putting too much detail into the background but I'm happy with these :-)
      Cheers, Ian

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  2. Nice lunch break Ian. I like the last reflection shot.
    Gouldiae.

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    1. Thanks Gouldiae,
      Pity I was so sick at the time but I'm enjoying them now :-)
      Cheers, Ian

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