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New Egret Family



An egret and its new family look out over their nest at the rookery in St. Augustine's Alligator Farm in Florida.

An egret and its new family look out over their nest at the rookery in St. Augustine's Alligator Farm in Florida.
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TanyaJTimmons1967 Ultimate
 
TanyaJTimmons1967 July 20, 2016
I've spent years walking around parks,wetland,sanctuaries & zoo's & I've never been able to see the babies. Love this & thank you for sharing!!
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RMBphoto July 21, 2016
Thank you so much! I'm very lucky to have a rookery so close by. It's really special. Have a wonderful day!
photobug
 
photobug July 23, 2016
Welcome to view bug
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RMBphoto July 23, 2016
Thank you!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 27, 2017
Fantastic image- wow! What a sight to see!
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RMBphoto September 27, 2017
Thank you so much! Nesting season is so exciting. :)
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose April 23, 2018
Great shot!
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RMBphoto April 23, 2018
Thank you so much!
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RMBphoto May 11, 2021
Thanks so much! :)
ronjudyluv2travel Platinum
 
ronjudyluv2travel May 11, 2021
Great shot! Wanted to visit the Alligator Farm but ran out of time.
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RMBphoto May 11, 2021
Thanks so much! :)
PixelsXposed
 
PixelsXposed March 31, 2022
Congrats
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RMBphoto March 31, 2022
Thanks very much!
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 March 31, 2022
Congratulations on your challenge win!
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RMBphoto March 31, 2022
Thanks so much!
jacobsimes
 
jacobsimes March 31, 2022
Congrats Great picture
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RMBphoto March 31, 2022
Thank you, Jacob!
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basmamonier April 01, 2022
Congratulations 🎊 πŸ‘
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RMBphoto April 01, 2022
Thanks so much! πŸ˜€
darlenepollard PRO+
 
darlenepollard April 04, 2022
Great capture! Congrats on your win!
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RMBphoto April 04, 2022
Thank you so much, Darlene!
Hood
 
Hood September 19, 2022
Excellent!
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Thank you, Hood! πŸ˜€
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was at the rookery in St. Augustine, Florida. It is part of the Alligator Farm & Zoo property.
Time
With my photography pass I was able to enter at 8 AM - an hour before the place opened to the public - to make use of the best light. This was one of the first pictures I took that day.
Lighting
Many photographers were there early to maximize the outdoor natural lighting. Often by 10 or 10:30 it would be too harsh and the crowd of photographers thinned out noticeably.
Equipment
This was a handheld shot, using my Nikon D5100 and brand new Tamron 150-600 lens. This was shot at 280 mm.
Inspiration
There is nothing quite like nesting season at the rookery! The whole process from building the nests, to caring for the eggs, to greeting and nurturing the newborn birds of many species is such an amazing experience to witness. I look forward to it every year.
Editing
The only post-processing I did was to crop it a bit and do some basic color enhancement. I was so impressed with the clarity of the photos I got from the lens!
In my camera bag
I have a small backpack with my 18-55 Nikon lens and extra batteries, charger, and memory cards. There's a 55-300 on the body of my camera, and that's pretty much my go to lens. My 150-600 is in a separate over the shoulder bag.
Feedback
Just keep shooting and experimenting and trying new things! Try the same shot from different angles, if possible, and see what you get. Above all, though, be patient and ready for that next great shot!

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