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Mike Bons
11-05-2013, 12:49 PM
My family and I recently went on a trip to Ft. Myers Florida. Although we were down there for my brothers wedding there was still time to sneak in some birding. The 2 birds I really wanted to photograph while I was there was the Burrowing Owl and the Reddish Egret and I was fortunate enough to get both. All pics taken with a 6D and 400mm F/5.6

The first image I feel lucky to have got as its on a natural perch, which isn't easy to find around their burrows. It was quite dark at the time so settings were ISO 3200, F/5.6, SS 1/40.

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s10/v98/p764695613-4.jpg

This was from the next morning. More light, but the perch isn't near as nice.

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v131/p546443723-4.jpg

I followed this Reddish Egret around for a bit as its the only one I saw.

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v121/p651938979-4.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v122/p708209680-5.jpg

Brown Pelican

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v117/p787138989-5.jpg

Snowy Egret

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s10/v113/p828110935-4.jpg

Tricolored Heron

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s5/v130/p858603052-5.jpg

Great Blue Heron

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s10/v113/p1048331420-4.jpg

Zukie
11-05-2013, 02:06 PM
All fantastic Mike; so great I can't pick a favorite. Ok, #3. Ah, maybe #6 as well, the Snowy Egret. Well Jeez, #1 is so awesome too. Ah heck, they're all great.

Marko
11-06-2013, 09:35 AM
The whole set is fantastic with shot 3 as my fave.

aubintbay
11-06-2013, 12:06 PM
Great set all around!! First and last ones for me!

Mad Aussie
11-06-2013, 02:26 PM
Quality birds shot Mike. Love the owls best.

QuietOne
11-10-2013, 11:51 PM
I second MA. Love those eyes!