Interesting day yesterday. Jeanne and I were invited to a wedding. I do not enjoy weddings but this was the wedding of a Friend’s daughter so I attended.
The wedding was held in the small church at Green Island. Readers of this blog will recognize the name Green Island because it is also where the Wildlife Reserve is located.
Jeanne has always wanted to see the inside of that small church and we were both impressed with it. It is a very nice church.
The wedding was at 2:00 p.m. and the reception was scheduled for 4:00 p.m. in Bellevue, Iowa. Knowing there was going to be some time between the two events, I took My camera with me. All images were shot with: Nikon D4 | Tamron 150 – 600 mm lens | Auto ISO (360 – 500) shutter 1/1250 @ f8.0.
The last two times I have been to Green Island I have been disappointed with the lack of wildlife. Yesterday proved to be a real bonus day. I have never seen so many Great Egrets in one place. At times there were 10 or more within the range of my lens. There were other critters there as well but in that short hour we were there, I shot 1,387 images.
On full burst mode (11 fps) and a huge buffer I can rip off 50 – 60 shots in nothing flat. I culled those 1,387 images down to 169. No there were not that many of them that were bad. I Just had a lot (I mean a lot) of duplication. 🙂
It was one of the most enjoyable times in recent memory I’ve had at Green Island. There were so many opportunities to capture wildlife. We only made it down one canal. I can’t imagine what we might have found had we covered the entire reserve.
For his effort at fishing he ended up with this small minnow, which he enjoyed on the shore.
That’s it for today. If you like images of Great Egrets check back tomorrow. If you don’t, well check back tomorrow anyway because you never know what I may have for you. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.