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Little Egret

Little Egret
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-16 12:47
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Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
is a common Egret in Camargue
main difficulty in shooting white birds is overexposure of parts of the plumage. In this picture no exposure correction was used because the bird just flew by and I had no time to do it resulting in almost overexposed breast and neck, but I am still happy with the overall result.
Thanks for any critique

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hello Tom

you did not have time but you still managed to obtain
details of the white plumage, an excellent in-flight photo,
shot with a fine POV, superbly focused on the birds
speedy flight, with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-16 20:48]

Hi Tom,
Nice photo of this Egretta garzetta in fly, TFS!

Hi Tom,
excellent in-flight photo! You are perfectly right ... sometimes we wish to have more time for proper adjustments but ... :-)) You can't make a bird to stay still in the air!!! Even overexposure is present in this photo, sharpness and detail are very good, you managed to obtain an adequate blurred BG which out-stands the subject. Composition is also very good, leaving open space in front of the bird.

Hi Tom,

very nice in flight shot. White birds are really difficult to shoot, if you want details. However you have managed to get quite of it under the wing. Nice backdrop.


Hello Tom,
Fanatstic flight shot of the Little egret with superb sharpness and detaisl in the plumage.
I perfectly understand the difficulties inb shooting egrets. If I may ask, have you tried adjusting the levels to minimalise the harm done by over exposure? Nevertheless it is a beautiful picture against a lovely clean background.
Thanks for the share,

Hello Tom,
Wonderful inflight shot, excellent light management, fine sharp details and good POV. Well done!

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