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Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
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Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: McKinney Falls State Park, near Austin, TX
Date: Sep 28, 2004
Aperture: f10
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2004

I found this snowy egret in the shallow freshwater of McKinney Falls, just above the falls, It was fishing in the grass and actually caught a fish as I watched.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 160
Avg (all users): 7.1055
Avg (commenters): 8.0417
Avg (participants): 6.8500
Avg (non-participants): 7.3636
Views since voting: 2262
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 199
Comments: 35
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/17/2005 08:10:07 AM
This is so lovely. His stark white against the golden/green water is beautiful. The rippling reflection is truly stunning.
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11/16/2005 07:56:16 PM
awesome !
painterly.
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06/18/2005 10:08:02 PM
What a lovely reflection. I just realize you're in Austin too!!
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02/03/2005 08:31:16 PM
Gorgeous colors and reflection! Beautiful work!
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10/30/2004 11:53:43 PM
hi i am from Peru i am a big of herons and i love your picture, have you another pictures of birds?? thanks for share this beauty pic.
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10/11/2004 12:49:33 AM
Thanks! I appreciate all the comments I got during this challenge. They were very instructive. :) I'm thrilled to have done as well as I did. I think this is the best photo I've ever taken, but I didn't have a sense of how it would place among the really talented DPC contenders.
10/11/2004 12:08:27 AM
Congratulations on your 6th placing with this white beauty.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 11:51:43 PM
This one should ribbon. The soft focus on the bird's body and the orange background are amazing. Were you in a blind?
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10/10/2004 11:23:04 PM
Nice colors and dof. would like to see more detail on the bird. 9
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10/10/2004 05:40:34 PM
I love the ripple effect of the water. Makes me think of a watercolor painting.
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10/10/2004 02:24:43 PM
very pretty, great reflection
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10/10/2004 01:04:47 PM
Gorgeous shot!
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10/09/2004 07:57:38 PM
An incredible capture in every aspect.
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10/09/2004 05:29:55 AM
WOWnderful colours, and reflection, very well exposed whites! Just one issue: the head should be more in focus or sharper... I guess she was quite far from you, they are very coward animals and they are hard to approach.
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10/08/2004 11:02:40 AM
Nice effort. What keeps me from voting it higher than a 6 is the blown highlights on the back (a difficult challenge, I know)
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10/07/2004 08:49:48 PM
Excellent egret. Exposure is pretty good but some detail lost in the main body. The ripples in the water are very effective.
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10/06/2004 11:51:42 PM
beautiful composition, wonderful colors. wish the focus was a tad sharper, but hey, thanks for bringing me this close, anyway. one of my top picks for the challenge. good luck!
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10/06/2004 09:14:53 PM
Beautiful clear capture, and great light.
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10/06/2004 11:50:24 AM
Looks almost like a painting! The warm colors are very inviting, has a very autumn/fall feel to it. The soft focus also adds a somewhat dreamy feel to the image also. The reflection adds a somewhat symmetrical feel to the shot, and the composition is wonderful. Only nitpick is the exposure, which is really difficult with these birds, as it looks like you've blown the highlights on the top of the body.
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10/05/2004 07:50:50 PM
Great picture. Would like to see more details of the feathers. Still a nice picture with nocie colors and a very nice reflection.
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10/05/2004 07:24:35 PM
Very nice....
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10/05/2004 07:11:09 AM
Love the soft focus and wonderful colour and light. Well done. 9 - floyd
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10/05/2004 06:52:42 AM
Excellent, I love the composition and colors 9 Good luck!
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10/04/2004 09:53:23 PM
Fantastic color. Beautiful composition. It is a bit soft focus for me but I expect that had to do with the time of day. Still a fine image.
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10/04/2004 06:13:03 PM
I like how soft this picture is. Very pastel like.
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10/04/2004 04:18:29 PM
There is something in it. Soft focus works well and golden background.
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10/04/2004 04:04:19 PM
I love the colors and the soft feel of the composition, im my top 5 picks to win. 9.
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10/04/2004 03:19:32 PM
Lovely reflections and warm red-golden light.
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10/04/2004 02:18:09 PM
very nice contrast
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10/04/2004 11:00:51 AM
Very nice...love the reflections.
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10/04/2004 10:33:30 AM
I like the soft focus effect in this shot. Lovely image with an engaging reflection.
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10/04/2004 09:08:30 AM
I love the color of the background against this beautiful white egret
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10/04/2004 08:05:33 AM
Beautiful photo. Nice composition, colors and reflections. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/04/2004 12:17:34 AM
You've truly captured the grace and beauty of my favorite bird. I love the silence here, colours, sunlight and composition. I hope you do really well.
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10/04/2004 12:06:40 AM
Beautiful shot :)
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