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Where: Orlando, FL • Gatorland • 14501 South Orange Blossom Trail • www.gatorland.com
Notes: One of my most favored places to practice flight photography is along the back wooden walkway that borders the long narrow inner pond at Gatorland in Orlando, Florida. During the courtship and breeding season, hundreds of long-legged wading birds nest in the surrounding mangrove. There is a nearly constant flow of flight back and forth. Some are carrying food to their chicks or partners, some are transporting nesting material, while yet others are on their return trip for more supplies. Repeatedly, this Snowy Egret hovered out over the alligator filled pond to pick-off small minnows that swam just beneath its surface. The egret obviously knew of the perils below, by its areal ballet and delicate approach. It never spend too much time in the same location, seemed to be its approach. While many photographers are tempted to take a break in the strong mid-afternoon sunlight, I find it productive for this sort of occasion. Both the abundant light and need to compensate for overexposure, provide settings conducive to a very high shutter speed. This combination typically produces very sharp photos, with little to no noise, of a fast moving target. A little extra depth of field is also available, if desired, further compensating for the brightness. Yes, with it comes higher contrasts and deeper shadows, but often the results make for striking images such as this.

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iPhotoBirds Color Print Snowy Egret (SNEA-H-1432)

Standard size premium gliche print, hand signed, by the artist with white matte and clear protective cover. Image cropping may vary slightly depending on print size.
Print Size: 5" x 7" (with 8" x 10" Matte) . . . $20.00
Print Size: 8" x 10" (with 11" x 14" Matte) . . . $40.00
Print Size: 11" x 14" (with 16" x 20" Matte) . . . $75.00

Print Size: 16" x 20" (Un-Matted on Backing Board) . . . $75.00
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iPhotoBirds B&W Print Snowy Egret (SNEA-H-1432-BnW)

Standard size premium gliche print, hand signed, by the artist with white matte and clear protective cover. Image cropping may vary slightly depending on print size.
Print Size: 5" x 7" (with 8" x 10" Matte) . . . $20.00
Print Size: 8" x 10" (with 11" x 14" Matte) . . . $40.00
Print Size: 11" x 14" (with 16" x 20" Matte) . . . $75.00

Print Size: 16" x 20" (Un-Matted on Backing Board) . . . $75.00
Shipping and Handling is $5.95 TOTAL PER ORDER TOTAL (US Mail), no matter how many items purchased. Virginia State sales tax applies to in state shipping addresses.

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark III • Canon 600mm f-4 Prime USM L Series Lens • Gitzo Series 3 Tripod • Wimberly Head WH-101
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/8000 second • Aperture = f-4 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Focus Mode: AiServo • Lens (Focal) Length = 600 mm • ISO = 125 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~35 Feet • Date Shot: 04-10-17

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