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Little Egret

Little Egret
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200
Exposure: f/8, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-06-22 12:19
Viewed: 2870
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,
This is the picture of Little Egret. The Monsoon is in full swing here and people are ploughing the paddy feilds. This has attracted lots of Egrets and Herons as they get to feed on little crabs, frogs and a variety of aquatic forms. This Egret is searching for food in the muddy feilds.
The Little Egret is a snowy white marsh bird with black bill and parti coloured black and yellow feet.

This picture was taken with Nikon D200/ AF S Nikkor 300mm hand held. The sky was overcast and the light was opposite as i couldn't get to the other side of the feild.
Thank you for stopping by.
Regards, Smitha.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-22 12:34]

Hello Smitha,
This is a fine action shot of a Little Egret hunting. The light was difficult, which reduced the contrast between the egret and the BG water, but the egret is sharp and you caught him at a good moment with fine pose and set in a pleasing composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-06-22 12:40]

Hi Smitha

I love the shot. the colours are so complimetary to each other and the BG is enhanced by the notes and the notes enhance the whole photo adding to the picture so very well.

Looking at your ISO setting it seems that the light was really poor which adds to what you have acheived.


PS - I love the composition with the almost square format and the little egret stalking from one side to the other.

HI Smitha,
Good composition. Excellent details in white parts without going to dark.

Hi Smitha,
An excellent capture of this beautiful heron. Nice timing and POV. A little bit of PP is required to make this capture more eye catching. See workshop version Hope you like. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-22 13:09]

Hello Smitha,
Excellent action capture of this Little Egret. It looks very determined and interesting with the wings held up tight!!
Great sharpness, good colours and a very good composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Overall an exciting action image that shows this bird off well, especially treknaturing through the mud. The details in the plummage are extremely nice. Very well done Komath. :)

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-22 13:45]

Hi Smitha.
Great action shot.Beautiful capture of this egret in-walk.Very good exposure and well focused.Composition is beautiful and caught this moment with perfect pose really wonderfully.Very well done!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Dear Smitha, Nice colour and very beautiful texture of feathers and very intersting walking pose. well captured moments.
with best regards.vab.

Taking things in its stride, this Egret of yours, Smitha :-).
At 1250 speed, you have captured the moment well. Though there is not much contrast between the subject and the BG of a water-logged paddy field, the ambience of monsoons has been well captured in this picture.
TFS and regards.

Hello Smitha ,very comic pose :) good comp. and sharpness , TFS.

Hi Smitha,
Very good action capture, love the pose of the egret here as it hunts..Excellent exposure of the white plumage with natural colors, nice details. I enjoy the composition and bird seen in its natural environment stalking.
Very well done.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-06-22 15:17]

Hi Smitha. This is a excellent shot of the Little Egret.such a nice pose. and POV. fine detail and sharp focus. very well done TFS. good notes to.

Namaste Smitha,
this bird is lovely, walking through the water with great interest to find a big fish ;-)
A wonderful moment with excellent quality, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Smitha
Very nice capture of this little egret who seems to walk away from you because he does'nt want his picture taken :)
Really lovely pose of the bird.
Composition and exposure are spot on.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend, Harry

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-22 19:05]

Hi Smitha,
The exposure on this white egret is incredible. Perfectly even color tone. The details are nice and the composition is excellent. Good DOF. Very interesting pose of egret. For what it is worh, I like your photo much better than the workshop.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-06-22 19:43]

Given the conditions you did a wonderful job. Great Pose and details of one of the egrets, that are rare in the US and practically not available here in Florida. The more I do like it! Bravo!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-23 3:36]
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Hi Smitha,
Wonderful shot of this Egret and fabulously captured on the prowl. Very neat and sharp image with clear details. The frame does give a feeling of the monsoons being here and that itself is such a refreshing feeling. You have an amazing gallery, no doubt you live in 'Gods Own Country'. Excellent POV here to portray it and a precise DOF. I like the way it is dragging its back leg. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-23 13:26]

Smitha, it is carefully taking step forward also looking at watchfully what is happening around. Nice shot. TFS Ganesh

Hi Smitha,
Fabulously crisp shot of the little egret. The details have come out very well in spite of the lack of light. Great job! TFS.
Cheers, Uma

Molto bella e dinamica questa tua egretta, domani
ti posto, una mia immagine di questo uccello, se vuoi(SE credi) puoi tranquillamente lavorartela in work.
Un saluto.-Ciao-Pierdamiano

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