Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Egret in a tree by illmatar Egret in a tree by illmatar
Even great egrets get sick of the water when the Myakka river floods the park.  We had gators on the road, night herons up at 3:00 pm, and water birds like this guy on branches all day. 

FYI...Night herons are too stupid to get out of the road.  They just can't figure it out.  I have no good shots because they are all standing on the pavement.

Myakka Park, Sarasota Florida
Add a Comment:
 
:iconhellbat:
hellbat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Nice pic.
Reply
:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Thank ye again!
Reply
:iconhellbat:
hellbat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
No worries :)
Reply
:iconmaddog78:
maddog78 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
I always thought these guys were beautiful, just love their elongated shape. Or as my grandma calls them "ergrets" she also says "Warshington" and "motor-sickle" :lmao:
Reply
:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
They are beautiful.  Someday I will learn how to shoot them well.  This guy was in a tree, under trees, and he's still overexposed in places. 

Heh.  Yeah...my grandma had her way of saying things too...and I can't think of any of it right now.  :/
Reply
:iconmaddog78:
maddog78 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
I tried to discretely record her talking about riding a motor-sickle when you and she caught me! :giggle: I wonder if the bright white against the background is the issue. I noticed some spots that were a little blurred but overlap I love it. I have that issue with the thoroughbreds, everything is clean except at least one damn blurry hoof and it's frustrating. Shoot, I thought the iPhone captures of my last photo dump turned out quite well. But I will bring the camera there is something therapeutic about taking photos with an actual camera.
Reply
:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
This issue is reading the manual makes me fall asleep.  Nothing sinks in.  I have this great camera that can do all sorts of cool things if you understand the settings, but I mostly just drool and push the button.

Phone not camera.  Camera not phone.  Me say so too.  Me like camera.  Me just not get camera.
Reply
:iconmaddog78:
maddog78 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
I can't agree more. Oooh sports setting must mean I can take photos of moving objects but there is always one blurry spot. I think I posted one years ago of a horse that is in focus yet the grass in the infield was blurred. I liked the dapples so much I kept it. Plus I like the feel of holding the camera. It's like a book, there is something about the smell and turning of pages that can't beat a downloaded book. Call me crazy but I love the smell of books in the library, it brings me back to my childhood.
Reply
:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Well, first of all, phones be cool and all that but they don't have optical zoom.  Second, my hands need something substantial if I am to have any hope of holding it still.

I was just talking to :iconillusionna: about the book thing.  I could do a lot with the space all these bookcases take up but I wouldn't trade them!
Reply
:iconmaddog78:
maddog78 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
My boss and I were talking about it yesterday, yes you save room but I would rather have the book or CD.  What happens when my computer crashes?  I just can't take that chance, unless it was a free download.  
Reply
:iconillmatar:
illmatar Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Supposedly they keep records to you can re-download but I don't trust that.
Reply
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
June 26, 2016
Image Size
273 KB
Resolution
1420×1824
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
117 (1 today)
Favourites
19 (who?)
Comments
14

Camera Data

Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX P520
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/4.9
Focal Length
98 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Jun 13, 2016, 5:09:11 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
×