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Great Egret
Great Egret
DennisF


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Plano, Texas
Date: Apr 22, 2003
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2003

I pursue this Great Egret around the little lake in our neighborhood. He has let me take a few good shots. Today he stood were the setting sun was reflecting off of a colorful house to give the great effect in the water. I touched up with levels and curves and a little sharpening. Cropped to maximize the egret in the image.

Statistics
Place: 46 out of 313
Avg (all users): 6.3195
Avg (commenters): 7.0476
Avg (participants): 6.1589
Avg (non-participants): 6.5889
Views since voting: 1095
Votes: 241
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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04/30/2003 09:39:21 PM
Reading the comments before mine and noting this photo came in as 46th place, I think it is sad that some seem to judge based on the subject matter and not on composition or artistic value. Then I note that 8 people give you a score of less than 4 and I can't help but scream. I think that is one reason I stopped contributing.

Don't be discouraged. You are an excellent photographer.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2003 11:52:26 PM
Nice bg color, and overall nice pic!
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04/29/2003 01:53:00 PM
too much water in the picture
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04/27/2003 11:33:16 PM
I love the background...
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04/27/2003 10:55:46 AM
The colors and composition are what hold my attention. Nice shot.
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04/26/2003 09:36:41 PM
A bit grainy.
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04/26/2003 09:01:09 PM
..and great reflections!! I love the low sun of the water and the reflection of the egret, this is well done in my humble opinion.
04/26/2003 11:18:31 AM
excellent composition... the reflection in the water is nice :) - setzler
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04/26/2003 06:58:23 AM
Nice contrast of colours here - a good shot
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04/25/2003 12:45:39 PM
Great colour on the water. The egret is a bit overexposed, but still a nice shot.
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04/25/2003 07:39:59 AM
Very nice .. almost like an abstract ... I like itcomposition is perfect for me. very nice , one of my prefered this week.8
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04/24/2003 05:59:10 PM
Very nice picture. I like it.
04/24/2003 04:15:26 PM
I keep flipping this from a 9 to a 10 (sorry about that on score updates! lol) Anyways, I think the focus is just a TOUCH off - this is a SUPERB photo. The colors are just fabulous, the composition is exciting. I will probably keep bouncing back and forth, but for now, 10.
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04/24/2003 08:35:22 AM
The lighting on the water creates an amazing effect which in turn makes for an excellent background. The bird is standing very majestically there, as if you ask it to pose for you like that. I like it, you did well here!
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04/23/2003 11:40:56 PM
Good effort capturing the egret with all the gold glow in the water. The gold seems to overpower the egret's head. A polarizing filter may of helped.
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04/23/2003 05:12:08 PM
I love these birds. The shot is a bit over saturated for my liking, but I do like the shot. Do these birds live in your area? You can shoot again and maybe do a series of them. Wonderful birds. Maybe wind on the water? Would be good with some sky also. Nice work.
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04/23/2003 01:31:48 PM
Beautiful image.
04/23/2003 09:12:01 AM
good composition..... could be a little sharper
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04/23/2003 07:48:29 AM
Very cool photo. What makes it even more interesting is the texture in the photo that comes from the ripples in the water. The water also captures very nice colors that add value.
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04/23/2003 01:01:49 AM
This is a lovely picture...however, the reflection in the water, which is nice, is in fact taking the attention away from the bird. Possibly, since he's a little out of focus, he gets lost. Perhaps sharpening just a little and toning down the color in the water would help in this instance.
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04/23/2003 12:59:58 AM
amazing effect with the golden reflection of the sun a little overexopsed but I don't know if it would be possivle to get the colors so perfect with this pic at a half step darker solid 9
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04/23/2003 12:21:50 AM
WOW you get a 10 in my book...very very nice picture


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