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Reddish Egret
Photographer: Tara Tanaka
Location: Fort Desoto County Park, FL
Story: 
I had photographed this Reddish Egret take an extended bath, shake as much water from his feathers as possible, and then preen what seemed like every feather for many minutes. He was putting the final touch on a feather when I took this photo.
Digital Alterations: 
Color adjustment in Camera Raw, noise reduction, sharpening; uncropped
Camera Information: Digiscoped using a Panasonic DMC-GH3 with the 20mm/1.7 lens, mounted on a Swarovski STX85 spotting scope with the DCB II adapter and Rail II; Manfrotto 502 head and RRS TVC-33 legs with leveling base.
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