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~Great Egret on Sanibel Island~

~Great Egret on Sanibel Island~
Photo Information
Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom, 52mm UV filter
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-24 8:43
Viewed: 3397
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I captured this fellow hanging out around the fishermen, hoping for a treat! He was just off of the Sanibel Causeway, which is a grouping of bridges that allow you on and off Island. There was some serious harsh lighting to deal with, and I hope I managed it pretty well.

We have a busy day today, so I'll be back tonight to see everyone! Take care and have a wonderful day!

The Great Egret (Casmerodius albus)
Distinguished from the snowy egret by its greater size (wingspan can be over 50 inches), its yellow bill, and black legs and feet, the great egret can be spotted on Assateague from spring through fall, often along the main road at the edge of the water in a marsh.
While great egrets spend the winter from South Carolina southward, they can be found as far north as Massachusetts in the summer. Their nests, made up of reeds and sticks, are often high up in trees and may harbor as many as five or six eggs. In the breeding season, both males and females exhibit long back plumes that were once valued in the feather trade.

Egrets are excellent fishermen who stand motionless in the water waiting for fish, although snakes, frogs, or some insects may be added to their diet.

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Hi Angela,
Good work again...
Sharp...I always look at that small little yellowish eye when evaluating the sharpness.
No signs of overexposure as well in the highlights...

Lovely shot of a stately bird! TFS.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-24 10:06]

nice lighting and shadows good focus and a bird pose that conveys grace

Hi Angela,
a nice picture with good focus and nice colours.
The POV and DOF is also good.
And I like the pose of the bird.
Well done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-24 10:32]

Hi Ange

This is a really nice shot. I love the juxtaposition of the intense blue and white. The angle is also great. Good DOF and POV.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-24 10:47]

Hi Ange,

You have caught the essence of this bird. The pose is so stately. Lovely colors and details and of course, more beautiful water.


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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-24 10:59]

selam Angela; very nice capture of this bird. its has very long neck:) , good POV anf BG with nice colours TFS well done my friend:)
All the best

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-24 11:09]

Hi Angela,
Absolutely great composition! Great capture!
TFS, Josť M.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-04-24 11:11]

Hello Ange,
Excellent capture of the Great White Egret. You coped very well with the harsh lighting and this is a well composed sharp shot with fine contrasting blue water BG.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-04-24 11:46]

Hi Angela,
A great capture of a beautiful and elegant bird. Good position and POV. Well done. TFS

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-04-24 11:59]

Hi Angela
Great capture of this Egret.Sharp image with good POV.
TFS Michel

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-24 21:59]

Hello Angela

Another beauty.The composition is wonderful.Excellent lighting and colour saturation.Great POV.Well done.TFS


What a wonderful opportunity , and a great capture , Angela . TFS , Kevin .

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-24 23:19]

Hello Ange,
Battling some harsh light and came through like a pro, beautiful image you bestow upon us, thanks for you talent Ange.

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-25 2:31]

Excellent shot with beautiful and nice looking egret. Wow beautiful. Ganesh

bonjour angela
il semble qu'il y ai beaucoup d'oiseaux echessiers par chez vous.
l'exposition est globalement bonne,et l'oiseau net.

Hi Angela,
What an elegant and delicate looking egret, this is a really nice image showing the unique slenderness of this really beautiful bird. :)

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  • Perro Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 59] (553)
  • [2007-04-28 7:25]

Hello Angela,
Very nice capture of a beautiful and elegant bird.
The composition is wonderful. Great point of view.
May be the photo is a little dark, but it's a detail.
Good shot Angela!

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