I love the challenge of photographing white birds and getting the exposures right, I like to nail it. Snowy Egrets (Egretta thula) are great birds to practice getting exposures of the whites set correctly.
I photographed this hunting Snowy Egret while it was in a lagoon at Fort De Soto’s north beach. I was in the water with the bird and it ignored me completely, it probably didn’t feel threatened by me because I made myself kneel very still in the warm saltwater. I was able to shoot a very nice series of this egret while it hunted for its prey, now I need to find the time to edit the rest of them!
The light was at such a wonderful angle that I didn’t need to use any exposure compensation, gotta love that!