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By glazzaro  
Hi folks, back from Delaware and house hunting. Looks like we found our dream home, hopefully we can get it before someone out bids us! The house is on 5 acres of woods and has a pond in back, nature photographers dream home! Wink We keep you updated on the progress.

Cesie and I did manage to get some shots in this weekend; my post today is an Egret, worked on getting shots with reflections mirrored in the water, will start a series tomorrow on those shots.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend, will see you soon...


Tripod : Yes, car mounted
Lens : Nikon 80-400mm VR
Focal Len : 400mm
Flash : No
Exposure Mode : Programmed Auto
Metering Mode : Multi-Pattern
Exposure : -1.00 EV
Shutter : 1/200
F Stop : F 7.1
ISO : 100

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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stuwhitt Plus
17 1.4k United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 5:23AM
Wonderful lighting Greg

deltafour 17 13
19 Sep 2005 5:28AM
An elegant capture. Excellent light and composition.

Hope you do manage to Buy the House, sounds fabulous.
hermin 17 2 Israel
19 Sep 2005 5:30AM
elegant. Shape and light.
User_Removed 18 268
19 Sep 2005 5:34AM
Wow. That is a real beauty. Gorgous composition and lighting. Great work as always. Ali Smile
foggytwo 18 36 1 Scotland
19 Sep 2005 5:38AM
This is a brilliant image Greg with excellent lighting.The detail and composition are wonderful,very well done.
19 Sep 2005 5:40AM
this is beautiful.. the rustic rocks and textures.. superb light. and the Egret so beautifully posing.. this would make a beautiful painting in oils.. sublime work..Smile..Smile))

L envy the new home..sighes.. good luck

Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 5:45AM
beautiful capture and tones greg, the house sounds wonderful,i think a definate trip to see you is a must when you move!
heatherb 17 23 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 5:48AM
beautiful light, hope you get your dream
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
19 Sep 2005 5:48AM
Absolutely stunning light on the egret

Shaun_W 16 102
19 Sep 2005 6:01AM
Lovely capture. I like the darkness of the surrounding and the white egret complementing it. Well composed.

19 Sep 2005 6:01AM
Hi Greg,
Sorry I haven't been around, and missed so many great shots...This one is exceptional, especially with the lighting, looks like the perfect time of day that you shot this...Smile
Congrats on finding your dream home, hope all goes well and noone else makes a move on it!
Cheers and have a wonderful day,
Suzan Smile
MoWiz 16 114 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 6:02AM
Superb Greg! looks fantastic, hope the house works out for you, good luck mate
17 1
19 Sep 2005 6:12AM
A stunning shot Greg & excellent composition.
deegee 16 181 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 6:22AM
Fantastic image Greg, lifted to another level combined with that light Smile
deavilin 17 352 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 6:32AM
Super lighting Greg, love this oneSmile


You say you used the car mount is it easy to use? I thought I would get one to bring over with me to save lugging the tripodSmile
arnieg 17 704 England
19 Sep 2005 6:39AM
excellent lighting
ChazB 16 64 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 6:47AM
Lovely lighting and composition, well captured!
firzhugh 16 13 New Zealand
19 Sep 2005 6:54AM
beautiful detail, lighting and tones. gorgeous shot
christabella 17 133 1 England
19 Sep 2005 6:55AM
Looks mystical, hope you get the house. Good luck
User_Removed 16 132
19 Sep 2005 7:02AM
superb shot. love the composition & lighting. good luck with the house. if u get it i look forward to your backyard wildlife photo weekends which you'll invite us all to Smile
yjjeep 17 13
19 Sep 2005 7:08AM
Very well done Greg.I like the lighting in this.Good luck with the house.
19 Sep 2005 7:09AM
This is a cracking shot Greg. Beautiful composition, tones and light. Large version looks fantastic.

Ycmah 16 4 Australia
19 Sep 2005 7:26AM
Beautiful contrast in colors, details and composition. A great shot!

Portknockie 17 48 Scotland
19 Sep 2005 7:56AM
Colour and tones Greg are superb..Light and contrast look great..Love the comp..Smile

future 16 153
19 Sep 2005 8:03AM
Hey Greg, lovely lighting and composition on this, a top shot. Good luck with the new 'homestead' sounds great! Cheers Chris
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 8:03AM
Beautiful light and lovely composition, super shot.
Hope the house sale goes through, it sounds idyllic,
Pete_g 16 327 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 8:10AM
Nicely exposed Greg

tim g 18 13 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 8:14AM
Lovely photograph Greg.

AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 8:19AM
Superb shot Greg - hope the house buy goes through ok, sounds like a Greg and Cesie paradise.
BarbaraB 16 53 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 8:23AM
Great the lighting.
dalischone 17 295 Scotland
19 Sep 2005 8:25AM
Stunning shot, just beautiful.


PS - Hope you get the house, know how stressful it can be when you see your dream home, it sounds wonderful. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you both!
sputnki 17 10 Canada
19 Sep 2005 8:30AM
Right on! Great catch and perfect background. That sunset light sure spices up a shot!

suleesia 17 176 Malaysia
19 Sep 2005 8:42AM
stunning lighting, classic composition. Superb image. Well done, Greg!
tull 18 181 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 9:15AM
The lighting is beautiful Greg,magical shot.
I wish Cesie & yourself the best of luck in getting that new home of yours.

acbeat 16 14 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 9:35AM
excellent capture great lighting .andy b
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 9:38AM
FANTASTIC....What a Beauty
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
19 Sep 2005 9:45AM
This looks like one of those paintings commissioned by some king hundreds of years ago to document new discoveries around the world. Nice one.
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 9:52AM
So beautiful lovely light composition and detail.
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 9:59AM
Well captured!
ericfaragh Plus
18 149 6 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 10:12AM
Lovely light on him, with the dark water as a fine background. Great shot, well done.
klewis 17 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 10:23AM
Superb lighting greg, one to be very pleased with
ColouredImages 17 47 35 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 10:45AM
A beautiful capture, the lighting is damn near perfection

NorthernEdge 16 535 England
19 Sep 2005 10:55AM
very effective and very nice too! love the comp and the interest with the log. stunning stuff. chris
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
19 Sep 2005 10:58AM
Nice composition and exposure!
edrhodes 16 548 13 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 11:10AM
Very well taken shot.

bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
19 Sep 2005 11:12AM
This is a real gem of a shot. Perfect composition and lighting. The larger version makes it look even better.
Snapper_T 17 867 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 11:30AM
Stunning light blah blah blah. Its all been said. Very good work!! Good luck on the house too.
19 Sep 2005 11:34AM
excellent shot
jan 1 17 12 Netherlands
19 Sep 2005 12:01PM
Hello Greg.
Congratulation, you found the Dream Home.
TOI TOI for you and Cesie, it will be yours.
This picture shows, your luck this weekend.
Excellent photograph of this beautiful bird.
One for the series.!
How far are you to complete the book ?
Regards, Jan
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 12:03PM
absolute cracker Greg!!!
vparmar 17 7 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 12:10PM
brilliant image Greg - well done
lizziew 16 5
19 Sep 2005 12:12PM
great shot as usual greg lovely light and presentation.......liz
Pegon 16 78 1 England
19 Sep 2005 12:31PM
Love the light and tones in this.Great shot.
REKLAW 16 3 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 12:40PM
Top class Greg, your usual high standard,very well done.
daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 12:59PM
Elegant beautiful workI just cannot say how good this is Greg! I hope I can give you just a little idea. Beautiful lighting. what we have here is a white silhouette if thats pos. Could detail on f/g.

Tom_H 16 48 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 1:52PM
Fantastic shot. Good luck with the house, sounds fantastic.
Coleslaw 16 13.4k 28 Wales
19 Sep 2005 1:55PM
This is lovely

daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 2:16PM
Good luck with the house. Congratulations whow!!
stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 2:22PM
SUPERB light in this one, Greg.
19 Sep 2005 4:02PM
exellent shot.

mikears 17 89 Canada
19 Sep 2005 4:19PM
Spectacular shot again Greg - Hope you have a great trip to the far north!! LOL
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
19 Sep 2005 4:35PM
Wonderful lighting on this one---very sensitive!
Titi 17 Romania
19 Sep 2005 5:35PM
superb photo, nice composition and details
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
19 Sep 2005 6:06PM
Hi Greg. Good luck with the house purchase. Love the lighting of this. Well taken. click. John
A_Harrison 17 261 Canada
19 Sep 2005 6:23PM
The light is a little different for from your usual.Nice stuff.

Hire movers,thats my advice.

bengsays 16 13
19 Sep 2005 7:10PM
bird stands out very nice and elegantly, water might be a bit dark for me? One question on your "carmounted tripod" just curious as to that setup...
User_Removed 17 825 Lithuania
19 Sep 2005 7:38PM
crackin exposure... ghost like!?!... a beauty Greg!
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
19 Sep 2005 7:39PM

Here is a description of what I use and a place to buy if your interested. . Car Tripod
bengsays 16 13
19 Sep 2005 7:58PM
so lazy you don't even get out of your car!

19 Sep 2005 8:52PM
Was glad to see what you meant by the "car tripod" setup, (per Ben's last shot), was picturing you standing on the hoodie of your car/truck with full extended tripod!!! LOL!!!
Suzan Smile
highlander 17 32 Scotland
19 Sep 2005 8:56PM
Hello Greg, Very interesting the car tripod...I suppose you need it for the long the contrasting element in this shot manifest by the light hitting the bird yet your exposure having a dark background. Good work and hope the house works out OK for you both.
billma 18 119 United States
19 Sep 2005 9:07PM
Exceptional lighting. Happy to see you shooting birds again. Good luck with the house buying.

Keelo 18 18 Australia
19 Sep 2005 9:21PM
Lovely shot Greg, beautiful comp.
Se7enUK 16 114 England
19 Sep 2005 10:29PM
Thats high quality work.

Bluke 16 303 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2005 10:37PM
excellent photography....... hope the house works out for you both ....good luck .....
Mavis 19 143 2 England
19 Sep 2005 10:42PM
STUPENDOUS. !! The detail on the feathers and the warm sunlight is out of this world . Larger image a must . I do admire your tenacity .
Good luck with the move . Sounds a dream home . xx
claret 17 49 England
19 Sep 2005 11:20PM
Back to the birds I see, Greg. Much nicer than bugs! Wonderful subject too. Really stands out against the dark background.
John_Wannop 16 109 Wales
19 Sep 2005 11:59PM
Excellent capture and great lighting, well done.

20 Sep 2005 12:32AM
beautiful shot and lighting.
click samantha
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
20 Sep 2005 1:13AM

paulcr Plus
17 1.5k 9 Ireland
20 Sep 2005 1:18AM
Jeez Greg.. Fantastic. One to be proud of. Paul
20 Sep 2005 2:47AM
Wonderful lighting and composition Greg.
denka 16 7 Finland
20 Sep 2005 4:23AM
Hi Greg! I Hope you will get to buy your dream house you have found.
A bit dark but the soft light makes the white Egret stand out real good. Looking foreward to see the series.

BerthaDBluze 16 19
20 Sep 2005 4:56AM
Wow! I had missed this one! The lighting is great on this! Love the dark water with the lighting on the bird and log!
VinceJones 16 862 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2005 1:51PM
I missed this one to, what a blinder of a shot Greg. I think its about time more of your images were awarded an EC or even an HC. The time & effort put in & the quality are very professional indeed.

Keep up the good work & go for it, get the 600mm.

cattyal Plus
16 9.2k 6 England
20 Sep 2005 2:12PM
This guy can do no wrong - makes me pig sick Wink

All of it is wonderful work and it looks like you all agree!

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
20 Sep 2005 7:03PM
Lovely lighting.

Bexphoto 17 106 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2005 8:28AM
Love the lighting, nicely composed!

22 Sep 2005 9:43AM
I did post a comment when I clicked the other day .... but i had a probelem with the pc ... it decided to reset itself .... and I assumed that my comment had gone through. Apparently not! oooooops! This is cracking .... the bird look golden in this ... a beautiful shot Greg! I would like to add my best wishes to you and Cesie and hope your house goes through for you!
Atlas 18 621 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2005 6:22PM
Amazing shot Greg, lovely composition and lighting too ☼☼☼☼☼

bassan Plus
18 15
23 Sep 2005 2:06PM
I am so pleased to be your very deserved number 100!!!!!
stevenb Plus
18 282 7 England
23 Sep 2005 3:17PM
A realy great image Greg well deserves all the credit given. Thank for allowing me to have a go at modifications all I have done is to lihten the water area of the image.

2 Oct 2005 9:02AM
hi greg nice to see some birds again
well composd gr8 shot
flakeyflower 16 17 Scotland
1 Nov 2005 12:07AM
fantastic shot

gajewski 17 10 9 United States
18 Dec 2005 5:01PM
Greg, you have a fantastic portfolio of bird shots. This one in particular is a knockout! I'm glad you have included technical information in your comments. -=Walter

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