Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Taking Flight: Great Egret
While photographing wildlife nothing can replace time, time spent afield. After photographing this Great Egret perched at the Joe Overstreet Boat Dock over a period of twenty minutes the bird decided to relocate. With wings spread and feet leaving its perch the image materialized before my lens.
With wildlife anything can happen. Seldom do I plan my best shots. I have found what works for me is simply being there and being prepared. With that being said many times I see “the shot” materialize and then dissolve before I can bring the camera into play.
The challenge of capturing these moments in time when everything comes together is what keeps me returning time and time again to the great outdoors.