Our friend Phil Lindsay made us aware of a big
Egret Rookery at the Baylands in Palo Alto. Early this week we
scouted the location and cam back Saturday morning (gates open
at 7am, officially later).
There was a group of photographers that features nearly all
Canon lenses that make sense in this context:
- 600mm f/4 IS
- 400mm f/4 DO IS (we borrowed it a brief moment)
- 300mm f/2.8 IS (eventually with TC 1.4x, we borrowed it
a brief moment)
- 400mm f/5.6
- 100-400mm IS
- 300mm f/4 IS & 1.4x (our combination)
In the end this turned out to be fun and also some images are
even quite nice.
We call it: "Follow me"
400mm f/4 IS DO
"Keep clear, I am landing"
Bad Hair Day
Night Heron (see Juvenile lower right, these chicks are demanding!)
Phil and one other photographer
showed some prints and they documented many wonderful variations
of the nesting period for the Egrets at the Baylands.
Juvenile Night Heron
Adult Night Heron
Right now this is the ideal location
to practice "birds in flight" photography. We ourselves learned