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A beautiful great egret swoops over a lake in Florida. Note the shadow of the beak on the wing, and in the reflection. This bird was heading out from its nest to get more sticks for the nest early in the morning.
Technical. Canon 1D mark IV 16-megapixel digital camera, 300 mm f/2.8 L IS lens at f/4.5, manual exposure at 1/3200 second, ISO 200. Manual exposure was critical for the bright highlights of the backlit bird on a dark background. Very slight crop. The underside of the low wing provided light on the bird's head, which was on the shadow side of the light.
Wild and free. No calls or bait were used to acquire this image.
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Image ID: great.egret.flight.reflection.c03.03.2014.C45I5161.b-1200s.jpg
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Last updated March 30, 2017