Photography, Cycling and the Internets

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Our first visit to the new Happy Hollow Park and Zoo provided a few opportunities to get some fun photos.  This one is of a Cattle Egret.  Sure, it’s a zoo bird, but it is a good looking bird nonetheless.  The sun was high and bright for most of the day, so shooting was a real challenge.  This photo was taken in the shade and had the  grass highlighted wonderfully behind the egret.

Additionally, I wanted a photo of some vivid colors that weren’t flowers or bees for a lagging daily shoot assignment.  This one will do nicely I think.

#ds152 – Bright, vivid colors can draw attention and add “pop” to a photo. Make a photo that has vivid colors today.

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9 responses

  1. Great shot, Sean! You were smart to catch this bird in the shade as all the details would have been lost in the bright sun. Yep, one good-lookin’ bird!

    April 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    • I must admit, the thrill of getting a bird shot vanishes when it’s 3 feet away and doesn’t care about you.

      April 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm

      • Ha! So you are more for the ‘thrill of the hunt’, eh? To me, this guy looks like Scrooge McDuck minus the monocle and hat! 🙂

        April 18, 2010 at 9:39 am

  2. i like this shot.
    impressve looking bird

    April 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

  3. Beautiful photo, I like how crisp and clean it is 🙂

    April 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by, Consuelo. I love the crispness as well. I think it’s my sharpest bird photo so far.

      April 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm

  4. Really nice shot. Great detail and excellent exposure. No one would ever know it was a zoo bird if you didn’t mention it.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:28 am

    • Thanks again, Mike! Yeah, I think your right about nobody knowing. But I still want to get a shot like this with a bird that wants nothing to do with me. 🙂

      April 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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