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Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons, Herons, BIRDS OF AMERICA, Herons, Birds / Aves, Heron [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 3:51
Viewed: 2706
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Egret
Ardea alba

The Great Egret

I sat watching this Egret fishing for about an hour in which time it caught only one fish. I didn't like the POV of the photo as it showed little of the fish. I had a hard time with the lighting in this shot. Bright sunlight and partial shade made judging the exposure difficult. But it was the best of many and I kinda like it. It has sort of a tranquil air about it and I like the composition. Thanks for looking.

Exposure Setting: Manual
Lighting Conditions: Sunny-Shade/Morning
f/stop: 4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/640
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 364mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Normal/Selectable-Zone/Single
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: Yes
Flash: Off
Megapixels: 6.0
Dimensions: 645 x 650
File Size: 128 KB
Date: August 27, 2007

Cropped, brightness adjusted, sharpened and resized

angybone, pierrefonds, JORAPAVI, Argus, haraprasan, eqshannon, Evelynn, Silke, MMM, Kathleen, Little-white, go2stones, Silvio2006 has marked this note useful
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-28 4:05]

Hello Jim,
Excellent capture of this Great Egret with a beautiful reflection in the water. Sharp details and fine colours. I also like the bushes you've included on the left as they add beauty by their reflection in the water too, even if it puts the subject in the centre. Well done!
Many thanks, Ulla

Very nice picture of a patient fisherman. The shadow effect is beautiful.

Gorgeous job!!! Awesome reflection - great exposure - great composition. This is a very elegant shot!

Hi Jim,

A nice image of the great egret and of its reflection in the water, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hola Jim,
Preciosa composición con agradable luz, buena nitidez y bonitos reflejos, saludos
josé ramón

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-08-28 4:38]

Hello Jim,
You were certainly patient in waiting for this egret to help you make capture of him with his capture!
But you made a fine capture anyway, with excellent sharpness, lighting, contrasting dark BG and fine reflection in the water. The composition works well to include the greenery in this shot too.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-28 6:23]

Hi Jim,
a good capture of this Egret.
Sharp with good detail and lighting.
The composition could be improved by a tighter crop on the left of the bird.
Well done,

And patience is working well for you Jim. Not sure how long you have been doing this. I get my bioreading mixed up. Yet it appears as though you are becoming better friends with your cameras. Very nice focus and composition.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-28 8:36]

Lovely colours and details and a fine composition. I love the depth of colour in the reflected image

This is a lovely, peaceful image Jim. I like it a lot. The light limited to just the greenery and the egret is stunning. The reflections add so much to the whole composition. Technically the image looks really good.

Evelynn ; )

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-28 8:44]

Hi Jim,
Splendid shot and it is great testimony to your patience and perseverance. Superb light management and exposure. Great illustration of the habitat and fantastic reflections. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-28 8:52]

Hello Jim,
Most of all I like the fantastic colours. The Egret contrasts very well against the dark BG.
Great POV, DOF, reflection and sharpness.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-28 11:32]

Hi Jim
Lovely composition.POV is excellent caturing that nice reflextion in the water.Colors and DOF are also perfect.They are difficult bird to capture,I had also spend 1 hr on Sunday at them and I did not get one decent image.
TFS Michel

hello Jim
Superbe capture avec un magnifique reflet

Hi Jim,
A beautiful capture of this large egret waiting for prey. Nicely composed with excellent POV and Details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Jim.
It does have that tranquil feel to it. Wonderful image exposed with great colour and detail, the lighting is beautiful. I love the reflection rippling in the water, composition is great.


Hello Jim,
a wonderful composition, the white bird so quiet and his reflection with the little ripples of the water. Which is more patient, the Egret or you? Great shot.

Nice peaceful image and reflection. I think you did a good job of balancing the bright bird with the dark background. Well done.


Hi Jim, splendid egret in great pose, wonderful reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

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