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Fountain of White

Fountain of White
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Rebel T2, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-20 6:55
Viewed: 2091
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Visited the reserve around dusk hoping to get a great sunset shot. NEVER know what you will find in the wetlands of Florida. This evening got an eyeful of white splendor. Had my zoom lens only and couldn't get further enough away...barely get him all in my scope. It was an amazing moment.

Great White Egrets have a portion of their beak turn green during breeding season. Was finally able to capture this. You can read more about them here.

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hello Brenda
SUPER good picture
I like the great sharpness and super details
the light and colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-02-20 7:10]

Hi Brenda,
A superb capture showing the splendour of the the great White Egret in breeding plumage, even if you couldn't get him all in the frame.
Superb colours, clarity and contrast with the BG.

Brenda, this is a fantastic picture of a Great White Egret.
Superb portrait of this white bird with a very colorful beak.
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hello Brenda,
Brilliant capture of a very interesting and nice species of bird. Excellent colors, good details and sharpness. The focus and WB is at the highest quality range. I like very much the white colors and the interesting plumage of this wonderful specie.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Brenda,
what a wonderful photo of this bird, excellent details, natural colors, beautiful composition and white control!
Best regards !

Hi Brenda
Maybe furthervaway would give a better document but this is very artistic

Hello Brenda Stevens,
My deepest congratulations for the excellent sharpness.

Hi Brenda,
beautiful photo. Amazing colours. Perfect shaprness. I like the composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Brenda,
After a very energy sapping day at work you finally made my day!! This is a stunning image of the Great White Egret in it's breeding stage. In every photographic technical aspects just perfect my friend. From absolute clarity and fine detail to the perfect POV. Glad you experimented with the ISO setting. Definitely this one is going on my favourite list. Excellent work.
Best regards,

Amazing pose and great photo Brenda! Interesting composition, fantastic lighting and very good sharpness!

Ciao Nrenda, great capture of gantastic Great White Egret, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Brenda,
First time watching your picture here.You have captured this 'Queen' like Egret nicely with excellent sharpness,soft and bright colour.The way you have showed,it seems slow but steady is the right line for this Egret.Its neck gesture and fountain like feathers are showing its pride.Overall a outstanding picture.I like it.

Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture,
Kind regards,

Hi Brenda,
A splendid shot with excellent light managment, good focus showing clarity to the image, it really stands out against the dark bg.
TFS regards Bill.

Hello Brenda,
wonderful picture of this Great White Egret with good sharpness and a perfect management of light. It's a little pitty that you have cutted some parts of, but you present the bird with superb details.
Best wishes,

雪白的膚色 還有流蘇般的羽毛
照的很清楚 構圖的黑白對照很美

Hi Brenda.
Great photo of the Egret. Beautiful.
Cheers Dave.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-20 19:33]

Hello Brenda, Congratulations!!
Outstanding image for sure, and what an eyecatcher at that!! I love the close framing and awesome detail you managed to capature. Good thing you had your zoom lens on, as any farther away wouldn't have given the same effect.
You show it's plumage in perfect exposure and white balance. The long delicate trailing feathers are simply gorgeous. I have never seen one with such vivid green colors on it's beak like this. Definitely a top quality photo and one to be proud of. Great work!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-21 0:31]

Hello Brenda
such a splendid presentation. The view is so attractive in sharpness and details. Most of all the creative view of this bird in diffdfent style.
excellent work.


Hello Brenda,
Excellent photograph of this Fountain of White, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition,
outstanding background, excellent lighting.

Hi Brenda

Nice capture in wonderful pose inspite of the tight frame. Better luck next time to get it full. The white of the plumage looks even more elegant against the BG grey.


Hi Breada
WOW Great capture. Beautiful detail and colour. Super DOV and your dark BG really helps the clarity of the Egret. Lovely pose well done.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Brenda.
it is a fantastic art piece. fantastic tonal range and perfect sharpness.
best wishes,

Hello Brenda.
Unique feather and stunning white pureness of the plumage.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-10-18 18:19]

El maravilloso "toque Brenda",,,
¿Dónde escondés la varita mágica?
Guau!!! Sublime composición de blanco níveo rematada con las pinceladas breves de naranja y verde del poderoso pico de esta zancuda.

Un abrazo

Hernán Bortondello

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