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Pretty good fisherman

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I was headed to Alexandria on Friday, and of course I had my camera with. I drove by a couple of these Great Egrets fishing in this swampy area. he appears to be catching a fish, but there is no lake or stream close to this spot. Did it rain minnows here? Maybe it's something else.

I was sure glad I shot raw plus jpeg. When I checked the histo at the time, everything looked good. When I viewed the jpegs on my PC, they all had blown highlights. I put the card back in the camera and put my reading glasses on. Then I could see the small bit of white in the lower right hand corner of the histo, in each shot. Putting the glasses on is such a pain, but definitely a good idea. Thankfully, I was able to recover the highlights in raw.

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These are beautiful. I never knew they had green around the eye. I'm glad you could recover them, too.

Oh yeah, I forgot--nice avatar!!!!

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Very nice work, Mike. Excellent light and environment.

If your PP program has Photoshop's shadow/highlight feature, you can use the magic wand to select blown highlights in a JPEG and recover detail that way. It doesn't recover as many blown whites as the RAW preview screen, but it will bring back some. Or if you upgrade to CS3, the RAW preview screen is also a JPEG preview screen.

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very nice. I am hoping to find a few of these in the morning.

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Very very nice, I can never seem to get close these guys. The green around the eye is only present during breeding season ( I think thats what I read)

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Great breeding plumaged heron! Love the grassy environment.

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Nice exposures, Mike. Tough to get those whites!

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x- where in alex is that? i have never seen that area. and i live in alex. lol

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good going!! he's sure a pretty one, good for you to get such great images of him!!!

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These are very nicely done X!

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x- where in alex is that? i have never seen that area. and i live in alex. lol

This was about 4 or 5 miles north of Glenwood.

Thanks, everyone.

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Originally Posted By: carpmanjake
x- where in alex is that? i have never seen that area. and i live in alex. lol

This was about 4 or 5 miles north of Glenwood.

Thanks, everyone.

oh i see. there are alot of marshes in that area. which somewhat explains that. in the last pic it almost looks like it has a bullhead. which i know there are alot of em in the marshes there.

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