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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 Willet by the Pier (Part II)

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Part I

Vacations Past: The Willet by the Pier (Part II)
26 March 2009
Santa Monica, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 9, 2009 at 6:32 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: The Willet by the Pier

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Vacations Past: The Willet by the Pier
26 March 2009
Santa Monica, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 4, 2009 at 6:28 pm

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 Sunbittern at the Zoo

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I absolutely adore aviaries, and drag my friends into them whenever I get the chance. This beautiful bird resides in one part of a two part aviary at the Los Angeles Zoo, and I could have watched it for hours.

Vacations Past: The Sunbittern at the Zoo
27 March 2009
LA Zoo, Los Angeles, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 2, 2009 at 12:33 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