Young Egrets feedingGreat Egret Leaving Nest

Great Egret Leaving Nest

Egrets taking off or landing in a tree or nest provideĀ  one of the best opportunities to show their grace in flight. Be sure and check exposure as it is easy to overexpose their white feathers. You want the pure white areas to be around a stop over or you can take an exposure from a neutral gray tree trunk and set your camera to manual exposure at that reading. A shutter speed of around 1/1600 or 1/2000 is needed to freeze action.

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