>Day 042 – 02112011

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The weather is still sunny and nice enough to visit the great outdoors in this part of the world.

Our weekly pilgrimage to Bodega Bay, California, yielded the image above. I took a series of 25 photos showing this snowy egret (Egretta thula) feeding on crabs it had found at the banks of Doran Creek. Eventually I might post the rest of photos in the series in my Flickr page.

Once again, my trusted Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM zoom lens came through with flying colors.

Technical data: f/5.6, 1/800th sec, ISO 100.

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>Day 035 – 02042011

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A young specimen of snowy egret (Egretta thula) hunting for food at the Santa Rosa Creek reservoir. This bird looked mature enough to be hunting by itself, however it was smaller in size than the other specimens we’ve seen around the reservoir.

Cropping and sharpening of the original raw file were performed in Adobe Camera Raw.

Technical data: f/4.5, 1/250th sec, ISO 100.