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Vacations Past: The Egret with the Itchy Eye

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Vacations Past: The Egret with the Itchy Eye
25 March 2009
Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Vacations Past: The Snowy Egret in the Garden

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The egret sat with his back to me, blindingly brilliant in full sun. In order to avoid overexposing his feathers, I had to ratchet up the shutter speed, and in doing so caused the background (shady ground) to go black. No loss. I think it makes this photo interesting.

I know it’s counter to conventional wisdom about photography, but I much prefer a full, bright sunlight as opposed to the diffused light given by cloud cover. Perhaps it’s because I developed my “style”, as it were, in Southern California, where a photographer rarely gets that coveted cloud cover.

The Snowy Egret in the Garden
25 March 2009
Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA

Vacations Past: Flight of the Egret

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Vacations Past: Flight of the Egret
25 March 2009
Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 2, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Vacations Past: The Heron Hunting (Part III)

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The little green heron with his prize!

Part IPart II

The Heron Hunting (Part III)
24 March 2008
Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA

Vacations Past: The Heron Hunting (Part II)

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Part I.

The Heron Hunting (Part II)
24 March 2008
Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA

Vacations Past: The Heron Hunting

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I spent probably half an hour watching this guy and taking his picture. I’m sure D thought I was nuts!

The Heron Hunting
24 March 2008
Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA

Vacations Past: The Drake in the Grass

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This guy was just a very stereotypical California dude — laid back, just kind of hanging out, working his tan in the sun.

The Drake in the Grass
24 March 2008
Huntington Gardens, San Marino, CA