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Great Egret


Great Egret
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Copyright: Rene Lortie (rlortie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 295 W: 59 N: 593] (2058)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons, Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-03 10:12
Viewed: 6480
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Great Egret

A large white heron, the Great Egret is found across much of the world, from southern Canada to South America, and in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. It has long black legs and feet.

Population went down by 95% when in the late 1800s and early 1900s plume hunters beagan to kill them. The birds were protected by law after this period.

I am back from a (too short) trip to South Carolina, where spring has already started its work. Birds are nesting, mating; flower trees are blossoming out…and great egrets make my delights. Hope to post some interesting photos in the next weeks from this vacation.
This one was taken in the Audubon Swamp Garden in Charleston.
Little cropping and resizing for TN was done. No other treatment.

Lesley, Alan_Kolnik, sAner, manyee, Callie, mogens-j, marhowie, Mazer, Luc, ellis49, gerhardt, JeanMichel, coasties, nofer has marked this note useful
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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-04-03 10:20]

Lovely flight shot of this egret, Rene. You nailed it! I love how you can see the green lores .

A really beautiful view of this elegant bird - it seems suspended in midair, and every detail from the green near the eyes to the claws is perfect.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-03 11:25]

Très élégante composition pour cette magnifique Aigrette. Superbe restitution du vol et bonne netteté. Et en plus une note en français, merci ;-)
Very well done !!!

Halo Rene!
This is perfect shot! I love this pose and green eye and freedom on your picture! Just wonderful.
This is something amazing you catched!

Great capture, perfect pose and details.
A masterpiece.
Well done.
TFS.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-03 12:26]

Unbelievable ... What a perfect shot this is. I love the green eye, the pose and the details. Very well done! TFS!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-04-03 12:58]

Très beau et très sensuel ! Excellente photo, bravo !

Mario

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-03 13:16]

Stunning, a beautiful composition. Well done on this capture.

Mike

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-03 13:17]

Whoa! What a stunning shot. Beautiful in its colors, details and composition. Just gorgeous!

Great shot Rene, Looks fantastic against the darker background. Clarity and focus are just perfect.

Jacques

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-03 15:38]

Hi René
Another flying bird - you guys are getting good - a small nit - add about 1 cm to the top, to give the primaries just a little space, BIG nit - I have none this good in my portfolio! TFS, a beautiful picture.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-03 16:17]

This is a stunning shot Rene! The sharpness and detail is fantastic.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Lovely shot,
Really very nice, and is not easy to have this kind of results !

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  • vero Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 8 N: 16] (342)
  • [2005-04-03 17:03]

Belle prise de vue de cet échassier au vol élégant!
Les couleurs et la luminosité donnent beaucoup de profondeur à la photo.
Merci pour cet envoi!

Very good in-flight capture Rene. This is really a difficult one with all that whit plumage and hard sun but you managed well and almost avoided to burn the wing. Excellent sharpness showing a lot of details and very clever use of limited dof to set him off nicely. A little more space in front of the bird would make it perfect.

Rene, An excellent in-flight capture! Perfect exposure of the whites with superb sharpness and details seen especially in the near wing spread..What graceful form you've shown the viewer! Very well done!!!

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-03 20:22]

Superbe envolé de cet oiseau avec un bel éclairage et beaucoup de détails et netteté.


Félicitations rt merci pour l'envoi.

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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2005-04-03 23:09]

Stunning capture, metering appears to be spot on and the details are nice and crisp.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-04 0:01]

C'est le genre de sujet que premièrement j'aimerais voir et que deuxièmement j'aimerais photographié avec une bonne caméra. Ma petite S1 IS est suffisante pour le débutant que je suis mais il est évident que si je deviens un photographe 'sérieux' je devrai m'en procurai une autre plus performante. Cette photo m'en donne le goût car je l'imagine en format original... la transparence du plumage de son aile gauche... bref, la puissante légèreté de l'ensemble de cette Grande aigrette.
Merci beaucoup, René.

Great flight-in, René.
It's almost perfect, IMO little more space in front of the bird.
Excellent work.

Simply the best , very emotional image, its a peak motion freezed !

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-04 7:25]

Quelle splendide photographie René! une pure merveille de la nature cet oiseau, très belle réalisation, j'adore la netteté et la beauté des blancs...

On attend avec impatience vos prochaines images :)

Bon retour sur TN

Christian

Magnificent photo! Wonderfull! Bravo! Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-04-04 8:44]

Comme très souvent, pour ne pas dire toujours, votre photo est magnifique. Quelle grâce.
Beaux détails. Vous avez un très bon oeil, de très bons outils et la dextérité pour les utiliser.
Un régal. *

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-04 10:54]

Très belle prise. Juste un peu serré en haut mais les détails de l'aigrette sur le fond sympa sont superbes. Bon travail.
Salutations.
Toni

Stunning in-flight shot, Rene. This is a fabulous shot. And without much editing done as well. Great shot, love this. Wish it was mine though. :)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-07 19:54]

René, this is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Not only because of the technical achievements. After all, in your case, they're always perfect.

I like the pose/flight, the composition. It's such a clean picture... It's a masterpiece.

Be sure I do enjoy your photos, René.

Congratulations.

Quelle classe! On ressent vraiment bien la majestueuse lenteur du vol de ce magnifique oiseau. Très belle lumière par transparence sur l'aile gauche et beaux détails du duvet sur le cou et le corps. A cette distance, c'est une performance de réussir une si belle photo. Bravo René, c'est splendide!

Incredible! The flight composition is lovely! What detail from beak to toes. I love the feathers just above the feet--so fine! You were very lucky to get such a fabulous capture. My hat is off to you!!

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  • coasties Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
  • [2005-04-14 5:18]

Wow... Awesome... Fantastic.... Outstanding....Superb...Perfect.... I have nothing more to say! Points later

J'ai de la difficulté à choisir: c'est comme un saut de skieur ou bien comme un danseur aérien. Quelle allure gratieuse! Vous avez saisi le mouvement des ailes qui sont dans une position incroyable et qui donne un impact certain. Belle définition et couleurs merveilleuses. Composition excellente qui me plaît énormément.

Cette aigrette est fantastique. L'éclairage aussi est extraordinaire. La transparence des ailes permet de deviner les os.
Ta photo est tout simplement magique
Guy

An amazing capture, Rene! I bet it's the same egret I took a photo off - the little devil likes to fly doesn't it?

Really fantastic, makes my photo look like child's play.

Alli

Outstanding capture Rene, I know how tough it is to get good images of birds in flight so really appreciate this one. Foucs is really good on the wings and it shows the feather structure so well. Very well done, Rob

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