Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Egret #1

Here is the first of a few I captured with my *new* 150-500 "bird" lens, hand held. It is an egret on the bank of the lake that I frequent (see previous post). The bird was there on the way in to school and I tried to capture him but no luck. Still here on the way home and I like this better. Just wish I could get closer for more detail. These guys don't take kindly to strangers however. Pretty amazing morning though. There was a bald eagle just sitting on a power pole and geese flying into the sunrise.

I did a bit of Photoshop and Topaz Adjust on this just to give it a little depth, color and pop. May be too much, maybe not. Let me know! Mouse over the egret to see a pretty much untouched (sharpened & cropped) version. Tutorial at right.



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13 comments:

Martha Z said...

Nice capture with the new lens, I'm sure you will enjoy its reach.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird and such a terrific capture! Love the colors. It's great to be able to play with some of programs available these days!! Hope your new year is off to a great start, Perry!

Sylvia

Gemma Wiseman said...

The egret is such a poised, elegant bird! Beautiful photo with a touch of reflection in the waters!

mick said...

Nice photo of the Egret. I hope you enjoy your new long lens. I wouldn't be without mine - in spite of its weight!!

Linnea said...

Great job with the lens! What a graceful looking bird. Both versions are wonderful.

hamilton said...

egrets may not take kindly to strangers, but they do kindly pose for long periods of time for photographers.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

..get out there and enjoy that lens; lovely photo

Firefly said...

Nice capture. I don't think you did too much. I'm sure we will be seeing lots more birds from you now.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful photo with your new lens! I love the reflection!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very Nice image and I am thinking that I wish I had that kind of lens to visit the Sandhill Cranes~

holdingmoments said...

A lovely capture.

Andrew said...

A wonderful image of a beautiful bird..

Springman said...

Beautiful capture! How much fun is it having a 500mm lens at your disposal? I am always shopping for/never buying one.
Very interesting to be able to instantly compare two versions of the same picture. I love playing with different crops and color intensities. And really, what would we be with out sharpening?
Cheers to you!