Thursday, August 27, 2009

Egret on the Hunt - Huntington Gardens

We went to the Huntington Library and Gardens last Saturday. Three or four times a summer they hold a "members only" series of evening events and this was one of them. While most people flock to the free concert, we made a beeline for the Chinese Gardens. Our journey was worth it; not only was the Golden Hour in effect, but a beautiful white egret decided to go hunting for dinner near our location. I managed to get several shots of him with the 75-300mm zoom telephoto (rough equivalence of about 420mm with the digital). These are some of the results. Hopefully Tina will be inspired to make some paintings from them. I especially like the back-lit image above. It really glows.

The flight shot is a crop, but the rest are full-frame images from the camera. I was quite happy with the results.

More Huntington pictures to follow in the next few days.

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