An all Time Favorite!
The first “FL” bird I photographed way back when was the Reddish Egret. It was so sweet to me, coming right up to my lens permitting a clean head shot, I feel for them instantly. That love affair still runs hot.
They do have an attitude during the spring when their breeding plumes are at their best. You can see it here when all is well.
Be a male coming into the area another male feels is his territory and the hackles get raised. Of course, us wildlife photographer love this riff and the photo opp that comes from it. One of the problems is it often happens in the early morn or late evening when the light levels are low. Action with slow shutter speed can often mean not tack sharp images.
The “trick” to making the shot is simply shooting, shooting and shooting some more year after year. That dang old time thing, it always get’s in the way. At least, it seems to.
Be sure to keep an eye on Jake’s blog this week. He has a series going from last week and I know first hand, he has some sweet images to share!
Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17e on Lexar UDMA digital film