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Big bird, small fish

Big bird, small fish
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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: 2005-03-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-04 22:06
Viewed: 4590
Points: 36
[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.

From South Carolina, where spring has already started its work. Birds are nesting, mating; flower trees are blossoming out…and great egrets make my delights. Second post.
This one was taken at Huntington Beach State Park.
Little cropping and resizing for TN was done. No other treatment.

Mazer, tinman, coasties, marhowie, sAner, gazo, Fisher, liquidsunshine, Junim, PDP, Luc, gerhardt, nofer has marked this note useful
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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2005-04-04 22:16]

Good capture, i love the crisp details. The featyhers area little OE in places, however it doesn't seem to distract from the balance of the image. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Lovely capture and great gear you have. Love the water droplets captured from the bill. Well done

Nice work Rene. Clours are fantastic. The capture of the water in the air is superb. Good timing. Well defined shot. Nice work. TFS

Very nice shot Rene showing your Egret at work. Great exposure, details and sharpness..I like it!!

  • Great 
  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-05 6:36]

Great actionshot! Some whites are a little burnt but white birds are so difficult to shoot with a DSLR. The pose is fantastic (I love the waterdroplets flying around) and the composition is great. Well done & TFS!

  • Great 
  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2005-04-05 8:58]

Je pense que je me répète souventmais, c'est magnifique. Les notes qui accompagnent vos photos sont toujours bien intéressantes étant moi-même amateur d'oiseaux.

  • Great 
  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-04-05 10:35]

A beautiful capture and well done on this composition. Excelent view, I like the concentration that the bird is giving.


Very good capture, great details, pose and POV.
Well done.

Very well captured Rene,
Fantastic detail, sharpness and well exposed.
The water from the beak gives a good sense of motion.
Thanks for posting

  • Great 
  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-04-05 14:52]

Excellent capture.
Very good sharpness, colors and composition.
Well done.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-05 16:37]

Hi Rene, this is fantastic, the atmosphere is very good and I love the lighting. Well done on the exposure and the pose is really good. Very well done.

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-05 20:24]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: excellente. Il y a vraiment de quoi être fier.
Bon impact visuel.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète et bilingue, selon ton habitude.
Merci René.
p.s.: des nouvelles de Serge?

  • Great 
  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-05 22:04]

Magnifique cette grande aigrette, 1/2000 de secondes elle est figée dans le temps ! superbe définition et une lumière bien dirigée, l'oeil brille !

Bravo René!

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-05 22:32]

Une bonne présentation avec une très bonne netteté et une belle lumière. Elle a sûrement mangé toute la journée sans arrêt !

Félicitation pour cette belle prise nature.

This just continues your already great previous posts. I enjoy your work Rene. Very well done.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-04-07 13:45]

Hi René
How intent is his look, I'm sure he is surprised about the size of the catch. Lovely whites, A great POV and mood - the small s-curve dreated by the fish is great too, TFS

  • Great 
  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-17 20:49]

René, nice control of light. Sharpness, as usual, is just perfect. Warm colors, nice contrast, excellent composition.

Once more, you did really great.

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-04-18 20:42]

Well, it is probably easier to swallow a fish this size :)

This is an excellent image with great timing. The whites are very well exposed and I like the composition.

Well done Rene.

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