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Ardea alba

Ardea alba
Photo Information
Copyright: Alexandru Bogdan (bdragoiu) (72)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K-x, Beroflex 400mm f/6.4
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 12:32
Viewed: 2170
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ardea alba / Egretta alba / Casmerodius albus (SCI)
Great egret / Common egret / Large egret / great white heron (EN)
Egreta mare (RO)

Didn't know whether I should post this photo or not. It's not very sharp and there's some ugly over exposure on neck and under exposure on the tail and feet, plus some noise. I've posted it hoping that it has at least some anatomical value, with the feathers and the fleshy part underneath being visible.

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Ciao Bogdan, great capture of lovely in-flight Ardea alba, perfect focus, splendid sharpness, fantastic light, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-22 19:22]

Hello Bogdan,
I'm certainly glad you decided to post this image, as it looks fine to me. It's not every day one gets to view one of these beautiful birds from underneath like this. The way the wings are backlighted really adds to the overall beauty in this image.

Hallo Bogdan
This is a wonderful capture of this beautiful bird. It looks so elegant in flight - so stream-lined. The wingspan is impressive and it shows wonderfully especially against the blue sky. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-23 8:08]

Fine viewpoint for this lovely wingspan of the egret against blue sky. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-23 15:21]

Hi Bogdan,i dream to make a pic like this me too one day,magnificent capture of this very interesting specie whit very good details and bright colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Bogdan
Beautiful photo with very good composition and wonderful backlighting!

The white balance is PERFECT and just LOOK at the wing span caught Just LOVE this

I-mi place modestitatea ta.... cam exagerata... eu niciodata nu postez ptr a avea succes.... postez ce cred eu ca are o valoare, oricare ar fi ea.... oricum, si trebuie sa te obisnuiesti cu ideea, nimeni nu va vedea sau simtii ceea ce vezi sau simti TU cand apesi pe declansator! Unghiul din care ai surprins egreta o face, poate, unica! Si la fotografia de actiune rar ai posibilitatea de a controla 100% tot! Este un moment dsosebit, realizat foarte bine, te felicit!!!

Hi Bogdan,
Although slightly overexposed around the neck, as you mentioned, a beautiful photo! The composition's simple yet very pleasant with the egret and the sunny blue sky only. Impressive!
Best regards, László

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