Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pic of the Day

     Snowy Egret and White Ibis – Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge; Titusville, Florida:  I love early morning light and this image was shot just as the sun crossed the horizon of sunrise.  A thin cloud slightly diffused the light, yet maintained its brilliance while striking the subject. 
     The snowy egret and white ibis were forging together as the sun was rising.   At every opportunity the egret attempted to snatch prey captured by the ibis.  The egrets movements were kept in perfect step with the ibis, which made this duo appear to have a choreographed dance across the water.  

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/320 second @ f8

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