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Egret X Ray

Egret X Ray
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Copyright: tom trinko (trinko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-04 8:28
Viewed: 4812
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In this shot the sunlight let's you see the egrets wing bones, just like an xray image. The bird flew right overhead and i'm glad the camera can take shots quickly because it was hard to keep the bird centered in the field of view so autofocus would work.

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To manyee: thankstrinko 1 07-04 23:42
To eqshannon: bet you live closer!trinko 1 07-04 09:01
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This is your bread and butter shot Tom. I really wish I lived so close to nature again as you do!


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-07-04 8:40]

Hi Tom,

Perfect timing and a wonderful capture. This Egret is beautiful in a wonderful position showing off the wing span. Interesting effects of the sun. Nice details of the face. Wonderful colors - love that deep blue sky.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-04 9:12]

Hi Tom,
Wings look so beautiful. Nice pose. TFS

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-07-04 9:32]

Very nice capture,exposure is spot on...Lovely Composition.

Hi Tom,
Excellent inflight shot. Perfect timing and exposure.
TFS, Smitha.

Hello Tom
Very intersting shot of this Egret,
Perfect focusing ,BG and compo,
Fantastic colors and POV,Welldone, TFS


Hello Tom,
A beautiful in flight.
Good sharpness and the light is great...

Hi tom

Can i say this pic as the angel from heaven , with clear blue sky and this white bird with great open wings make this pic perfect nothing more to be added in this critique coz pics speaks more than the words.



Hi Tom,
What an impressive captured action shot of this Egret. Very good details, POV & Lighting. Very nice.TFS.


Hi Tom, splendid egret in majestic fly, splendid details, very difficult with white, bravo, very well done, ciao Silvio

The effect is really strange, it looks as if was wearing a kind of replaceble suit :)
Very nice use of backlight, great contrast obtained to show the transparencies.
Lovely capture.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-07-04 12:36]

hello Tom
very good shot, good colours and detail
well done

Very beautiful in flight shot Tom.
Composition and exposure are spot on.
Most wonderful feather detail, wich is'nt easy with all those whites.
The bird does stand out greatly against the lovely steel blue sky.
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards, Harry

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-04 21:18]

Hello Tom,
It is so white and clean I'm afraid of the Egret getting dirty, lovely picture, great POV, and composition.. Wonderful Blue sky...Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-04 22:15]

Excellent composition, detail and lighting on this guy Tom. The square crop works well here.

Thanks, John

Hi Tom,
Beautiful shot, the exposure is spot on. TFS Anil

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-07-04 23:36]
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Great job, Tom.
I still have a lot of trouble panning and taking shots of birds in flight.
I should go down to the lake and practice. : P
The POV is very cool, and shows us the skeletal structure, as well as the light coming through the primary feathers.
TFS. : )

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-07-04 23:56]

Excellent lights and perfect phocus, Tom! Its possible to study its anatomy by your picture! Well taken! Beautiful!

Hi Trinko,
An excellent capture. Yes the photo shows the X-ray of the wings of the Egret. Beautiful composition and POV in rather difficult situation to shoot. Very well done. Thanks a lot for sharing.

beautiful shot,lovely composition,great colours,sharp focusing.well done

Magnifique, grandiose, avec superbe BG.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-06 2:08]

Wow this is a fabulous shot Tom. The Egret looks magnificent against the blue sky. The light through its open wings is superb, like an angel. The Egret is nice and sharp showing great detail throughout. Superb.

Gran composición y enfoque. Impresionantes detalles del contraluz ... una radiografía natural. Excelente !!

stunning !
great moment,wonderful lightning !
i adore the white/blue contrast.great POV too.
and marvellous sharpness and details of the birds expressions.
thanks !

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