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Great Egret

Great Egret
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Copyright: Michel Martineau (MMM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/6400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-19 16:51
Viewed: 2779
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Egret seem to be in there migration pattern we see more of them and they are (I thing) easier to approach maybe because they are fully concentrated on eating.I'm experimenting with my new Mark III body at the moment so this presentation is more of a result of that experience
From Audubon
Alarge all-white heron with a yellow bill and black legs.In breeding plumage has long lacy plume on back.

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You have got a professional kit, Michel, and you are using it well. You have captured this Egret very effectively despite trying light conditions. The ruffled feathers in particular look very good to me.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful picture.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-09-19 18:22]

Absolutely beautiful capture Michel, perfection in my opinion.

hello Michel,
this also a nice picture with all good features.
nice composition, captured the nice moment.
best wishes,

Hello Michel,
Incredible catch of a wonderful species of bird. It is a interesting image taken from a very good POV. Amazing details, very good focus and sharpness. Nice contrast against the dark background.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-09-19 23:55]

excellent image. good lighting framing and contrast. tfs.

Hi Michel
Great moment with this beautiful egret.Great low POV,excellent composition and razor sharp details.A rare bird in my country.
Thank You
Have a good day!
Best regards

ps:happy with the Mark III?

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-09-20 1:30]

Hello Michel,
Excellent sharpness, beautiful lights and details on this photo of this Egretta alba, thanks for sharing!

Ciao Michel, lovely great egret in nice standing pose, splendid light, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-20 8:45]

Hi Michel,
Excellent photo in superb sharpness, details, white balance and taken from a very good low POV. Great DOF and contrasting colours against the darker background.

hello Michel
super good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Michel.
Splendida scatto di questo airone con la sua preda eccellente i dettagli dovuti alla ottima nitidezza,molto belli i colori,come eccellente nitidezza molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-20 11:18]

Hello Michael,
this is wonderful shot with excellent details.Great composition and amazing colours.
interesting moment.Best regards Siggi

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-09-20 15:17]

Salut Michel,une capture de grane classe avec une parfaite exposition pour un blanc du plumage vraiment super et des details impressionants!! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Ciao Michel. Impresive details and sharp with best management of the white against the exciting environment.


Bonsoir Michel,

l'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la Grande Aigrette. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.


Hello Michel
Interesting pose and impressive photo with very good composition, nice lighting and good sharpness.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-23 3:14]

Hello Michel
superb catch by the bird and splendid catch by you of this egret.
Excellent sharpness and wonderful view.
I like the fluffy feathers.


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