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10/21/2009

Crick in the Neck: Great Egret

Crick in the Neck: Great Egret

The Great Egret gets its neck into some of the most strange and wonderful convolutions imaginable…or unimaginable…as the case may be. It makes my neck hurt just looking. This fellow was actively feeding below the boardwalk at Green Cay Wetlands in Palm Co. Florida. I got a few shots pulled back to the wide end of the zoom on the Zeiss PhotoScope, and then zoomed in on the head and neck for a series of close-ups. The eye itself is captivating.

Zeiss PhotoScope 85FL at 40x (field of view to match a 1600mm lens on a full frame DSLR). 1/210th @ ISO 10o. Metered at approximately f5.6. Programmed auto.

In Lightroom, only my basic added Clarity and Vibrance, and Sharpen landscape preset.

And, for comparison: The big picture.

The Big Picture: Great Egret Feeding

The Big Picture: Great Egret Feeding

From the Green Cay, FL gallery on WideEyedInWonder.

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