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Mating Dance of the Great White Egret
Mating Dance of the Great White Egret

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Challenge: Free Study 2013-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Location: Winter Park, FL
Date: Feb 26, 2013
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2013


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Place: 18 out of 205
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Avg (commenters): 7.5000
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Views since voting: 576
Views during voting: 197
Votes: 105
Comments: 10
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04/01/2013 06:42:48 AM
Not sure why I missed commenting on this shot Janine. Beautiful timing and pose. Lovely detail on the feathers. White birds are incredibly difficult to shoot with even exposure and no hotspots. I'd say if anything the f/6.3 was too shallow. I'd like to see some crisper focus on the eye at least.
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03/12/2013 03:45:00 AM
LOL, Well, sorry, it me from the CC again!

This is another great shot from this series Janine. What I love about this shot is not just the action of the bird that you captured. It's the shape of the feathers amongst the foliage that makes the bird look like a flower, just briiliant!

I know the spirit of the Critique Club is to offer some suggestions on things that could be improved in the image but honestly it's hard to find anything. The only thing that made me wonder is if the blues got pumped up to much in the b/g as it seems to be bleeding onto some of the feathers. But hey, 18th in the free study is nice!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2013 10:44:58 PM
Vivid contrast in white vs. color. Wonderful capture.
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03/07/2013 10:39:56 PM
A real beauty and you did a good job on the details.
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03/07/2013 01:39:33 AM
Lovely shot. What gorgeous plumage it has!
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03/05/2013 12:32:27 PM
Excellent detail - love the fine, fanned feathers. Voted earlier.
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03/04/2013 09:33:12 PM
Spectacular bird. Not sure what those odd blue artifacts in the image are....
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03/04/2013 01:11:59 PM
fantastic detail and pop from the great white.
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03/02/2013 12:47:05 AM
top 3
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03/01/2013 06:56:27 PM
Beautiful and detailed. Great capture! 9
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