David Alaniz Photography

Natures turn…….

Egret – Unhappy Camper

This young egret had just been fed and apparently didn’t get enough.  It had a real attitude and was looking down at it’s parent who just made the escape.  The way it was dancing around signaled any day it was going to take flight.  Maybe that is why it wasn’t being fed much, to encourage the first flight.

Nikon D4, 500mm, f/8.0, 1/5000, EV -1.67, ISO 320, manual exposure


4 responses to “Egret – Unhappy Camper

  1. Doug Haass June 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Nice capture of the reaction David. You’re not giving up on High Island yet, are you? How were the skeeters?

    • dda53 June 23, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks Doug, this was from my last trip to the rookery. I ended up with more shots than I thought. Have to enter through the Winnie entrance. Will need skeeter spray on the trail. Even though there isn’t the usual bird count there can still be a few ops. I was all alone so it was easy to adjust if needed. It gave me a chance to try a few things along with more manual adjustments. It’s always good to learn. Wish I had stayed a little longer.

  2. lylekrahn June 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Great pose. I don’t see those birds around here but it seems awful big to be hanging around the nest.

  3. dda53 June 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks Lyle, good observation. They will have at least two to three babies and possibly four. I suspect it’s sibling(s) have already left the nest. I will look at some others I have that might give a little comparison on size and a parent trying to feed. I usually notice the underside of the wing for development and this one is fully done and should go. I will see what I can post next time.

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