I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
A great egret silhouetted by setting sunlight plucks one last fish out of the marsh pond yesterday evening before finally calling it a night…
These backlit sunset silhouettes are always a winner, Phil. Beautiful.
I appreciate that Steve, thanks and glad you enjoyed the egret silhouette.
Wow, even the little snack shows against that lovely warm background. Love the reflection in the water, too. Smiling!
Thanks for checking this out and I’m glad you liked the warm sunset feeling to the scene.
Thanks a bunch!
Hey thanks TJ, I appreciate you checking it out!
Golden hour or all you can eat – great shot!
It’s the best time of day to hit the seafood buffet. 🙂
I love all your pictures, Phil but your sunset shots are really something else!
How very kind of you Maggie! Thanks very much!
Magnificent pic, Phil. 🙂
Thank you Sylvia, I appreciate the kind words.
Scatto da sogno, stupendo!!
Grazie Pat! 🙂
The last one tastes the best and in this case looks that way too.
I think he did save the tastiest one for last, which is a wise plan.
I wish I got out late like you. You have such beautiful images at sunset, the colors are magnificent.
Well I’m always more of a sunset guy rather then sunrise like several of my friends. I like that late evening light and that’s also when many of the birds and alligators are out so it’s a good time of day. 🙂
Yep, hunger before bedtime!
Just like me, except I tend to move toward a little late night bowl of ice cream over a fresh fish.
A great shot in wonderful backlight.
Thanks Jan, I appreciate it.
I love sunsets in your bird shots 🙂
So glad you enjoy the sunsets at the marsh pond Paula!
A treat for sore eyes, Phil. A photo to get lost in. So well done.
I tremendously appreciate your kind words Dina, thanks a million!
You’re very welcome!
Big hug, Dina
Great silhouette photo. Also very cool that you have the action of him eating the fish. You had to be clicking away when you saw that.
This egret had the right idea. While many of his friends were struggling in the salt marsh he was calmly snagging nice smaller fish in the pond area. I just moved with him trying to keep the sunset lighting in the proper spot behind him. A nice cooperative bird!
Well thank you much for the kind comment Robyn!
So Beautiful, can you tell me how you get such great close-ups???? I’ve been trying with my Nikkon and the closer I get the more blur it gets, yours is magnificient, and the great part is it doesnt look like there is any photoshop in it, its stunning.
I am fortunate Linda that much of the wildlife such as the egrets and herons allow me to approach fairly closely, and they ignore me for the most part which is how I like it. So this also enables me to shoot with a 300 (with a 1.4 extender) meaning I don’t absolutely require a big long lens.
I constantly check focus and settings while keeping an eye on both the subject in front of me, plus on whatever else might suddenly show up.
There is probably more concentration then most people think.
I also do only very minimal post processing in photoshop, just minor tweaks.
Thanks as always for checking out my photos!
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