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    Default Great Egret Chicks..

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    This year Dottie and I purchased photographers passes for the season at Gatorland, Orlando, Florida. This enabled us to follow the progress of the birds from building the nests, sitting on eggs, the eggs hatching, and now the chicks. The growth of the chicks from week to week is quite remarkable. Right now they are of the age of harassing and tormenting each other. Sibling rivalry, I guess. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Nikon D500
    Nikon 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII AF-S ED shot at 110mm
    1/1250 F/8 Matrix Metering EV 0 ISO 450 AWB, camera supported by a monopod
    Post processed in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC 2017
    Cropped for composition and presentation
    Last edited by Joseph Przybyla; 04-16-2017 at 06:06 PM.
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    Great shot, Joe. Love the interaction, and the bright white plumage.

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    I like the interaction, sharpness. A bit tight in the frame, but I imagine you wanted to minimize the busy surroundings. Ideally the individual to our left would also be sunlit. It must be fun to document the nesting progress!

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