The Great Nuclear Egret

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Comments (5)

weirdpix on March 6, 2008

Your tag says Plum Island, Parker Wildlife Refuge. Your location pointer indicates that this picture was taken about 300 meters from the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station. Guess that explains it all!

kamalyn on March 7, 2008

Thanks, weirdpix! I hadn't realized this had the Plum Island tags on it. I guess I tagged it at the same time I tagged several other shots from along the coast, and forgot where it was from. :D

Nawitka on April 22, 2008

Hi kamaly. I referenced this photo over on one of mine where I am mentioning some of the "issues" of the S5IS. I still like this egret though!

kamalyn on April 23, 2008

thanks, Nawitka :) Its funny - I'd intended to just upload this temporarily for the discussion about the fringing, but found I didn't want to delete it! I've finally started to using the AV setting as much of the time as possible, and try to avoid using the digital zoom, and that's helped a lot. But now that summer's coming, I think I'm going to really start wanting a nice crisp zoom for the birds.

weirdpix on May 27, 2008

Well, I'm glad you did decide to keep it in. Although the red fringe works well in this case (nuclear egret next to the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant)(though most people will be unaware of this), it is apropos. Are you having better success using aperture priority? I find it a bit frustrating having to choose between Av, Tv & manual focus. I get home thinking that I have some good shots only to find the butterfly all blurry and the grass in the background in sharp focus. I plan to get a high quality scanner so I can use my F3 again (upload picture I take with it).

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 5, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kamalyn
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2007/08/19 18:49:51
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash