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    Red Tail Hawk, Greenie and Egret 5 images

    Liberty Marsh mid to late Saturday afternoon. Cruised over after working all morning so I got there pretty late in the day. Tried shooting Aperture Priority mode which I have never really done before. Bad lighting, dark rainy looking skies. Had a heck of a time trying to figure out which way to go with the +/- settings. I was really happy when I saw some of the results.

    1. Great Egret


    2. This Green heron sort of puffed himself all up while drying itself. This one PP using Topaz Adjust.


    3. This Red Tail Hawk was intent on finding some food. It sat on the wires, moving 3 times from spot to spot. I must have watched it for a good hour. The Red Tails here are pretty darn tolerant of photographers and birdwatchers, as they hunt right along the roadway. It landed on the side of the road, had to be about 7-8 yards from me. It missed it's target, and spent about a full minute looking around for it, and getting a closer look at me as well. then it went back on the wires and tried again. It was as a pretty amazing scene to witness so close up. This is a pretty common occurrence here, but it is rare to get a shot where it is not obscured. There is the road, then a 8 or so foot deep, 5 yard wide "moat" with a lot of growth in it.


    4. I am sure I saw something move down here!


    5. Dude, did you see which way it went???
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    wow...these are great!! I think he just wanted to pose for you! really awesome shots.

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    My favorite is definitely the great egret... I like the pattern that the feathers make when its wings are spread out.
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    Wow Jeff, really amazing shots! All of them! I think the second one is my favorite, just because he looks so fuzzy and cute LOL Great captions on the last 2



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    Love the caption on the last 2 - made me laugh!

    1st is excellent with the wingspan!

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    Stunning Photo's! I think you got that aperture priority down.
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    Beautiful series of shots. No way can I pick just one favorite on these.
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  8. That's a rockin' collection right there Jeff. I like the way the Egret turned out but especially like the details and the eyes on the red tail. Exceptionally nice work.
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  9. Sweet shots!
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    Thanks everyone
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