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An egret catching breakfast.

Despite the darkness of the water, this was taken on a sunny morning. However, in order to make sure I got the exposure on the egret right, I used the spot meter, so the dark water around him stayed dark. Had I used matrix metering, as I normally do, the surroundings would have been lighter, but the white egret would have been overexposed, and I'd have lost all the detail in the bird.

Taken in the Corte Madera, CA marsh.

ODT, "White."

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Taken on May 1, 2011