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Great Egret

Great Egret (Image ID 41575)
Photographed byEvelyn Player on Sun 12th Jan, 2020 and uploaded on Fri 31st Jul, 2020 .
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ID41575
CommentHelp!
I was watching this egret feeding at the local wetlands. He would stand very still for what seemed like ages and then he would suddenly snap his bill into the water. All I could do was 'spray and pray' and hope for one good image. It all happened very quickly and I didn't notice until I had processed the images the incredible plea for help from his catch. By capturing this moment, I somehow feel complicit in his capture and am haunted by his expression. The egret however, only has his eye eagerly concentrated on his catch for which his bill is perfectly suited .
EquipmentNikon D850 with AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm 1:5.6E ED
1/2000 sec, f8, ISO 3200, 500mm, Exp bias +2.3 step
LocationTamar Island Wetlands, Tasmania
Keywordsadult
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