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Great white egret in lake Kerkini


Great white egret in lake Kerkini
Photo Information
Copyright: Theologos Tats (thiv56) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 28 N: 88] (599)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot A700
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-15 1:43
Viewed: 2912
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Egretta alba. Usualy feeds in grassland near cattle or horses. Here, in Kerkini lake's western shore. (The lake was formed in 1932, when a dam was built on Strymon river. It is the wildlife-richest habitat in Greece and one of the ten water-reserves protected by Ramsar Treaty.
Photo processed in Photoshop and Neat Image.

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To pirate: little or great egretthiv56 2 07-15 04:30
To lensaleksander: thanksthiv56 1 07-15 03:58
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Hi Theologos
This is a Little Egret (dark bill and yellow feet with dark legs).
IMHO all your pictures are suffering from one main problem: centered main subject. You do not need a full frame picture to get beautifull images. Very often a bird with nice natural habitat around can be extremely rewarding. But in that case it is most important to creat a balanced composition. Centered main subject is deadly in this case. Try to apply the rule of thirds (have a look at http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/rule-of-thirds/ or many other sites). You do not need to crop your birds a lot. Sometimes it is even more rewarding to have a very sharp picture with a smaller subject and a nice compo with beautifull natural habitat. Lake Kerkini must be perfect to realize such pictures.
Thanks for sharing and good luck
Tom

amazing funny and well done
like pirate rule of thirds could help you for the composition

aleks
best regards

This is a nice image of the egret on his own little island. I think it might be better to crop closer around him, or to pull back and show us some foreground and background. Very nice. Reid

great shot with a little digicam...too much sharpening :-( in PS

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