Snowy Egret, Egretta thula: Saint Augustine Alligator Farm; Saint Augustine, Florida
This is the same Snowy Egret from the previous post. The photo was taken in the same location as the sun began to illuminate the background. Having my beginning in black and white photography I saw the perfect opportunity to convert the color image in to this black and white. I usually prefer color images of birds, but the white egrets and herons, in my opinion, look perfect in black and white. To place emphasis on the egret I darkened the edges of the photo.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/2000 second @ f/9