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Dimorphic Egret

Dimorphic Egret
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 100-400L is
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-21 8:55
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dimorphic Egret Egretta dimorpha is the most common Egret found on the coastline of Zanzibar. This bird is of interest because it is taxonomically ambiguous - it is part of a complex of species with Little Egret, Snowy Egret, Western Reef Egret, and others, all of which have at some points been considered conspecific with Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) of Europe.
It is always difficult to take pictures of flying dark birds against the sky. But this was not the case in Zanzibar. First the sky is of a beautifull dark blue and second the strong sunlight is reflected by the shallow sea and the birds illuminated from below.

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Hello Tom,
This is a wonderful in flight shot.
You've nailed the bird very well.
Composition and exposure are excellent and the details in the feathers wonderful.
Very nice light and blue sky against wich the egret does stand out perfectly.
Only thing I would have added is USM in photoshop.
Not only that de bird becomes a bit sharper due to that, but details also will pop up even more beautifully than they are already.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm regards and have a nice sunday,

splendid Tom, this photograph is sublime, cheer


i just can say WOW!!!!!
you know what i find exceptional here in this picture?it is the legs and the feet.look at them!
and the head too is exceptional.and the contrast of the primary wing feathers and the sky!it is enormous!!!
wonderful!would give 10 points here!
see u.

Hello Tom lovely catch excellent pose nice pov tfs rgds Necip

Sweet inflight shot of this Egret Tom.
Good focus detail and POV.
Well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-21 21:39]

Hello Tom

A lovely BIF shot of this Egret.It looks like a glider sailing through the air.The details are sharp and the bird is in perfect focus.Excellent eye contact.I love the detail in the feet trailing behind.Wonderful shot.TFS


Excellent! What detail! And - a new Egret for me to learn about!
Kudos for an outstanding image! Cheers, Klaus

Hello Tom
Wonderful shot of this Dimorphic Egret,
Perfect focusing,composition and BG,Welldone.

Good Luck

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