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Sun on my Wings

Sun on my Wings
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Copyright: Adam Hays (Adam73) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon 400 5.6L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 11:17
Viewed: 2769
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Snowy Egret:
Identification Tips:
Length: 20 inches Wingspan: 38 inches
Sexes similar
Medium-sized long-legged wading bird
Usually holds necks in "S" curve in flight
Entirely white plumage

Thin black bill and yellow facial skin
Black legs with yellow feet
Shaggy plumes on head, neck, and back in alternate plumage

Yellow stripe up the back of the black legs ,and yellow feet
With pale-based bill when they leave nest, becomes black during autumn
Lacks shaggy head, neck and back plumes

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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-03-28 11:29]

Hi Adam,
Great shot. Amazing colors. Amazing details and really nice conposition.

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  • kag Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 20] (106)
  • [2007-03-28 11:30]

A good shot. Good colours. He really stands out from the background. It is a shame you did not get all of his wings in but well done. TFS.

Hi Adam,
I like the three colours; blue, green and white.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-28 12:19]

Hello Adma,
Lovely shot, full of movement and interesting sharp details. Beautiful light and colours too.
I like the composition but would have preferred to see the whole bird, but perhaps you were too close.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-28 12:36]

I'm really impressed with the beauty of this shot! What a capture! Marvellous in all parameters, sharpness, colors, light, timing, POV... everything is gorgeous! I like a lot the composition.
My compliments and thanks for sharing.
Best wishes

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-03-28 12:47]

Hi Adam,

Unique actionshot of this snowy egret. Never saw it before in this pose. You managed the white quite well. My compliments!


Hola Adam,
Preciosa captura, la composición, luz y definición son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2007-03-28 14:14]

Very clear image.
Composition, colour and exposure is excellent. very well done.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-28 14:15]

Hi Adam.
You managed to create an amazing photo. Great pictured scene, expressive pose of the bird, terrific lighting, sharpness and details of it, beautiful an highest range BG. Cropping and composition are outstanding too. BRAVO and my congratulations.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-28 15:34]
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Hi Adam. As soon as this vision exploded in my face I had to say Wow, and Wow again! If only all wildlife photography could be like this. You are obviously a master in what you do and I applaud you. I would love to know more detail on the circumstances in which you took the photo. I am a mere graphic designer who knows nothing but manipulating images and type to make a sale. Exposure is my learning curve. Please do tell me more. Both drama and beautiful.

Hi Adam,

Nice image here. Good sharpness, exposure level (given the backlighting) and DOF. Nice detail in the plumage and great action. TFS.


it looks like it is performing some magic tricks!!
Good tight compo here, i think it works really well. the whites are nice.. I like the clear details and deifination of the feathers against the blue sky.

Very nice.

Well that is certainly sharp Adam. You got every feather in focus. Great exposure on the whites.

Evelynn : )

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-30 2:54]

Great pose, Adam.
Love the way the light is coming through his wing feathers.
The details of this breeding plumes in the back are beautiful.
TFS. : )

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