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1 year
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Copyright: Jose Miguel Cisneros (JoseMiguel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 3 N: 1610] (5658)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-27 5:11
Viewed: 7514
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 166
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I complete one year since joined Trek Nature ☺

I’ll be brief and just want to express my infinitely gratefulness to you ALL, my friends.

It has been and incredible year, in which I rediscovered the photography and how important nature is to me, thanks to you.
Every critique and comment had contributed to realize that the more I know, the more is still to learn, so I hope to be able to continue growing and learning here.

Your work -every single picture- is always an endless source of inspiration.
From every corner of the world, we can see the best of your places and nature, and all that almost in real time. That’s priceless, and I feel very lucky to be part of it.

Being TN a relatively “small” community we can track the work of each one and keep the contact in a more o less permanent basis, despite the personal circumstances of each one, in terms of borders, family, political issues, illness, or just that thing called “the work” ;-)

During this time I have had the opportunity to know such a brilliant, talented and kind people here, and receive significant feedback. Some of them are no longer here, others are just joining it. It has been a pleasure in both cases.

I would like to thank every one for the time spent to teach, guide and write critiques to me, and to let me being part of this community.
I really appreciate it.

This picture was taken last saturday, in Parque del Este, Caracas. Weather was partially cloudy.
Handheld, open in Adobe camera RAW and imported to Photoshop, contrast, resize and sharpen for TN.

ISO: 800
Focal length: 260mm
Color space: AdobeRGB

Already posted this bird some time ago, so to read more about it please refer here

PD: I don't know what the egret was holding on its beak. I post as a workshop another view of the moment when it took it from the water.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-27 5:52]

Hola Jose Miguel,
Congratulations on your 1st year in TN and thank you for the wonderful postings and the contributions you make.
Nice action shot of this great white egret with a good pose, POV, composition and colors.
Best wishes

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-27 6:12]

Jose Miguel,
what a wonderful image of this Egret.
Your notes are excellent and very meaningful.
That is what I love about TN: it is relatively small compared to giants such as Flikr, but this means we can develop a closer friendship with many more members and it means that we can view every photo posted each day. I joined Flikr as a trial run to see what it would be like and it said 2,000 photos have been uploaded in the last minute!! I mean how are you meant to view all of them?! The chances of missing a gem is so high.

a truly fabulous in-flight shot of this graceful bird that is a perfect photo for this occasion.
You are an exceptional photographer and I have (and will) thoroughly enjoyed looking at your magnificent photos and recieving your useful critiques :)
The photos you have produced from your S3 IS are astonishing and were a large reason why I went for this fantastic camera... so thankyou for that :)
A massive congratulations and a hearty slap on the back for completing your first year on TN.

You are a staple member of this small community and I am looking forward to your next year full of photos ;)

My best regards,

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-27 6:31]

Hola Jose Miguel
Si hay algo que me gustaría enormemente es tener la oportunidad de fotografiar un ave como ésta así mismo, como tú lo has hecho. Es la pose perfecta y el punto de vista idóneo para mostrar toda su belleza. Con esas alas preciosas y el pico lleno. ¡Gracioso y espectacular al mismo tiempo!
Toda una belleza para celebrar tu primer año, lo que se convierte también en toda una celebración para TN. Yo al menos lo celebro enormemente y espero y deseo que sean muchos años más, porque contigo y con tus fotos he aprendido también a amar este arte además de las maravillas de la naturaleza que has compartido con nosotros. De verdad que sí que es una gozada estar en TN con gente tan extraordinaria.
Un fuerte abrazo

Hello Jose,

First of all congratulations with your 1 year membership in Trek Nature. Let's we hope that may follow many years. A nice action shot of this graceful great white egret. Wonderful natural colours. Great POV and BG. Sharpness is perfect. Regards and TFS BOB

A superb mixture/blend of colours! The bright clear white shines right out of the background in well saturated green. I love rich colours as this...and the full frame bird from tip of full beak to following along...wonderful. Congratulations sir! un tributo maravilloso..

Hello Jose,
CONGRATULATIONS on your first anniversary in TN. Your share of pictures to TN family has always been a delight to look at. Same is the case with your critiques. I have always enjoyed both your posts and critiques on my photos. You have chosen an excellent in flight shot of the Great Egret with a good catch in its bill.It is a crab, isn't it? The focus, details, exposure and timing are perfect. Thanks for sharing this picture.

¡Mis felicitaciones José Miguel!
Un año de buenas imágenes y de adquirir conocimientos.
Preciosa captura la tuya en esta imagen.
Nitidez, contrastes y buen control de la luz...
Un cordial saludo, JL.

hello jose,
i am glad to know that you have completed one year with us at TN, It has been a wonderful time having you here and i hope to spend many more years like this my friend.

this is a nice shot for the occassion, you have captured the flying egret beautifully, well composed shot,

well done & best wishes,

Hola Jose Miguel,
my heartiest congratulation on your 1st year with us and thanks for the wonderful works of yours!
this is a good photo again in total sharpness, vivid colour and details always
all the best to you and many more to come!
greeting from NZ

Congratulations on your anniversary! And you show a nice inflight image of the Great White Egret! Well done! Off to another year! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Hola Jose Miguel,
Congrats on your first year and on this posting.
This is a beautiful inflight shot with great detail.
You captured the beauty of this bird with excellence.
The sunlit wings are fantastic. Great POV and pleasing BG.
Well done,TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-27 7:40]

Hi Jose,
many congratulations, 1 year is a long time! You have made a great contribution to this site, both personally and educationally and i hope that you remain for a long time to come my friend.
I think it is only TN that has created such an intimate and wonderful environment where we can all forget our everyday lives and immerse ourselves in a world with people who truly share a common passion, a rare and precious thing.
You celebrate with a typically great shot - loads of action and a great moment caught in time. The white of this Egret against the green BG is excellent and so striking. Very well done.

Hi Jose,
Congratulations for your 1 year membership in T.N. Your contribution to this site is great.
Superb action shot of this great white egret with a good pose, POV, composition and colors.

Best wishes


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-27 8:05]

Hello José Miguel,
Congratulations on your first year on this this site: I hope it has been as rewarding for you as for me.

Superb in-flight of a Great white Egret with a captured crab in its beak. Technically excellent with fine composition aagainst a natural OOF contrasting green BG.
Well done and I look forward to seeing you shots for the coming year!
Thanks for sharing this,

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-27 9:10]

Hello Jose,
Nice capture, not perfectly sharp, but with great colors and in beautiful pose
Regards, Dejan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-27 9:22]

Hello Jose Miguel,
Congratulation on reaching your 1st year on TN and thanks for all the fine shots you've posted so far!
This is a wonderful in-flight capture of the Great White Egret with a goldfish? in its beak. I like the light coming through the wings and details are very sharp. It stands out very nicely against the natural green background too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-27 9:45]

Hi, dear Jose.
You are brilliant member of our family. Every your shot is a superb pearl of common TN necklace. I am pleased that we are here together and can to exchange our feelings, experience, knowledge. Thank you for all.

Thank you for this charming picture. Amazing scene and outstanding timing. Gracious pose of the bird and wonderful well detailed BG. Colours, lights, feather reproduction are terrific. My congratulations and BRAVO.

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-11-27 10:09]


Very good picture ! Well taken

Arun krishnaiah

Hi Jose,
congrats to your successful year here at TN.
This shot is realy worth to complete it.
I love the moment - and we can see - time is flying by so fast - just like this fantastic bird, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hola José Miguel:

Una preciosidad con toda la extensión de la palabra. Dejar quieta el ave en pleno vuelo en esta posición de despliegue de alas, con la definición tan extraordinaria y el fondo difuminado, solo puede ser obra de un verdadero artista de la fotografía. Te felicito amigo mío, eres muy bueno.

Un cordial abrazo de sincero afecto y admiración.


Hola José Miguel,
Felicitaciones por cumplir una ño aquí en TN, compartiendo tus muy buenas fotos y tus cálidos comentarios. Muy bonita imagen, ideal para el aniversario, está bien lograda.
Ojalá sigas com`partiendo tu trabajo por mucho tiempo

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-27 12:29]

Hi Jose Miguel. Congratulations to you for 1 year on TN. And a good shot to post for it. A very good inflight shot of this bird. You have captured fine detail and colours. good use of the light on the wings. well done TFS. good notes too.

Hi Jose Miguel, congratulations for your first year on TN, full of splendid photo, as this one, elegant heron with splendid flying pose, very well done, ciao Silvio

Muy bonita José Miguel. Te cuesta publicar, pero cuando lo haces nos muestras bellas fotos llenas de color y vida. Impresionante esta toma por como cogiste al ave con las alas desplegadas en todo su esplendor.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-11-27 13:02]

Bonjour Jose Miguel
Toutes mes félicitations pour cet anniversaire en espérant de pouvoir en fêter beaucoup.
Amicalement Robi

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-11-27 13:34]

selam jose;
Nice composition.Good POV and sharp image whit nice details.Colors are beautiful.Excellent shot of this lovely bird and his meal well done.congratulations with your 1 year membership in Trek Nature
TFS ridvan

excellent action capture, great pose froozen, great shot :))

Hello Jose Miguel,
This is a beautiful in-flight capture, fine lines and very good light!
Effective freeze with sharp fine details in the plumage...
A well balanced composition with attractive colours, and congrats with 1 year with fine images!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Jose Miguel,
Magnificent picture! Splendid moment!
Excellent coloration and very good sharpness.
Pleasant composition and very interesting POV.
Congratulations for the wealth of details.
Well done!
José Roberto

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-28 3:59]

HAPPY TN'S DAY !! The pic is fabulous,i think perfect to celebrate,very perfect under all corners of view,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-28 4:53]

Hello Jose Miguel,
Félicitations for your first year on TN. Already would I say, it passes so quickly. We do appreciate your contributions a lot, always of high quality, so we don't in fact have a lot to critique!
This picture shows us the inflight of the elegant Egret with a marvellous display of the feathers, almost transparent. And I notice that you used ISO 800. Great.
Merci beaucoup. Amitiés

Hello Jose,
CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st year in TN and appreciate that you've been sharing your wodnerful and precious photos. Many Thanks, Jose :-)
This is very nice presentation to celebrate your anniversary.
Fantastice in-flight shot with excellent details and amazing focusing.
Well presented and TFS,
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-28 10:54]

Hello Jose Miguel,
Congratulations with your first year TN. Next week I am a year on TN. You are being one of my favourites all the time. I've learned a lot from you. Thanks.
The light in this photo is superb. The rest is just perfect.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-11-28 15:33]

Parabéns foto magnifica sem comentário,nota dez.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-11-28 16:11]

Hola Jose
Estupenda foto con muy buenas colores, DOF, POV, nitidez y composición...
yo la voy a poner en mi favoritas !.



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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-28 20:11]

Hello Jose Miguel
Congratulations on 1 year!
The bird is well exposed and really stands out against the lush backdrop.
A very good capture of this bird in flight.
Excellent detail in the plumage.
nicely composed in the frame.


Congratulations on your TN anniversary! Yes we have all learned so much on this site from so many... about photography, the world, and each other.

This is quite a full frame shot of a flying egret. Nice panning. The exposure and saturation is excellent.

Evelynn : )

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-28 21:16]

Hi Jose,
What a gorgeous shot to celebrate your completion of one year here amongst us on TN. CONGRATULATIONS. Needless to say I have enjoyed your company to the fullest and hope to have you forever here as a friend, guide and master. The flying bird symbolises you and your talent as an outsanding photographer who has created a different plane for oneself. Brilliantly freezed in action and perfectly exposed. Great POV and DOF and the natural BG works well here. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-11-29 2:22]

Hi Jose Miguel, congratulations on your 1 year anniversary with TN. You are celebrating this with a magnificent shot, I cannon think how it could be better. The egret is in perfect focus and the moment caught show the wings in all of their splender. As if this wans't enough the Egret has its catch also! The catch is also very sharp, your camera settings worked well on this.

I think he is carrying small fish, but I will take a closer look. It is a superb shot all round, taken with great skill and experience shows through. It is lovely to have you on TN and I look forward to the next year.
Best wishes

Hi Jose,
Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary here on TN. Very nice capture to celebrate it. Very good details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Muy buenas José Miguel
Felicidades por tu primer año en la web.
Para celebrarlo nos muestras una garceta grande en vuelo, eso ya son palabras mayores.

P.D. No me cambies el nombre, ;o)

Hola Jose Miguel,
Greetings for your anniversary. I hope you many beautiful years on TN and photography. This is very nice selection for such a celebration. Beautiful colors, fine details and sharpness. POV/DOF and action great. good notes. gracias y salodos amigo.

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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-11-29 16:20]

Thanks for a very good picture of the egret, and congratulations with the jubilee!
Fine composition and color, good actionshot.
Best regards, Jon

Super action shot, the pattern on the wings are excellent and the things in its beak is an added bonus.

bonjour josé miguel
l'oiseau est relativement net,il est parfaitement exposé et le petit plus apporté par les proies dans le bec.

Great exposure and very nice backlighting on the wings. i really like the pose and nice catch with meal in his mouth. I do have one suggestion. If you went int Hue and Saturation and desaturate the greens about 15% it would make the Egret pop a bit more. Right now the contrast on the greens draws your eyes towerd the background.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-30 10:34]

Hola Jose Miguel. Felicidades por tan finos trabajos presentados durante un año. Todas tus fotos son siempre muy agradables y con exelentes notas escritas, y pues a seguir tomando fotos!
Muy hermosa esta foto. La comida en el pico de esta garza le da un valor aun mas.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-11-30 11:12]

Hi Jose Miguel

Congratulations on 1 year. It is always a pleasure to see one of your shots and to receive a critique from you. I hope you have many more successful years.

This is a stunning in flight shot. Amazing sharp details, perfect exposure and well composed. Amazing work



Happy anniversary Jose Miguel! :)! Yes TN is a nice place to share nature's wonders and meet wonderful people. I'm amazed that you captured this beautiful moment @ISO 800 as it doesn't look noisy to me; is it the miracle of the 40D? This is a good action shot with beautiful colors and composition. I can't tell what this nice bird has in its beak neither... TFS,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-30 17:21]

Hola Jose Miguel,
First Congratulations on your first year, your note speaks volumes of what is great about TrekNature. Your contributions to this site are great and so is this wonderful image you give us today. This wonderful inflight capture showing this beautiful bird in flight. Thanks and I'm hoping to see your postings next year at this time.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-30 19:40]

Hello Jose Miguel, great in-flight shot of this beautiful bird ! Congrats on your TrekNature anniversary ! Keep it up ! Thanks !


Congratulations Jose,
Great exposure of the whites with good detail, POV, and DOF. I like the birds pose and it's composed well..No what is that in it's mouth? :)
Well done!

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-12-01 6:03]

Saludos Jose, espléndida toma, tiene un perfil bien definido y está por completo bajo tu control,fondo, color y muy nitido... Sira

Hi dear Jose ,
great shot at nice moment.
excellent details with amazing colours.
well exposed
my best wishes

Hello Jose Miguel, fantastic action shot with good clear details and a perfect moment with a catch in it's beak. Excellent pov and timing. Fine exposure and nice contrast of the background. My best rgds, Necip

Hello Jose Miguel,
such a powerful, graceful pose! Brilliant colours, marvellous rich colours, wings in perfectly well recorded translucency under a merciless tropical sun. Still a miracle to me what the egret is carrying in its beak, even after looking at that equally attractive workshop image. But isn't it exciting to have a puzzle unsolved?
So very positive comments on the TN community from you, a pleasure to read. I owe you a lot my friend, for your continous, always encouraging in-depth comments to my own postings. So good to have you in that "family".
With thanks for all that came from you in one year. My congratulatoins and all my best wishes to you!

Hello Jose,
Well Happy Anniversay for one :o) What a beautiful photo, amazing detail , beautiful color and sharpness. Hes got quite a catch too! TFS

Hello JM,
Though I am late in responding to your latest image, I still feel happy in congratulating you on the completion of one year on TN.
I do not exaggerate when I say that you are one of the most creative and technically erudite nature photographers on TN. Each of your images, including this of a young Egret in flight, is a masterpiece of nature photography. The bird is frozen in an extremely elegant posture in this technically outstanding image.
Thank you very much for your kind words on my 500th post.

Hola Jose Miguel!! espectacular captura de este bello pajaro blanco, estabas en el lugar apropiado en el momento justo!! Felicidades por este año y por mostrarnos tu buen hacer y tu sensibilidad con tus magnificas fotos. Gracias! Un saludo amigo!!! Carme.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2007-12-04 16:45]

Hi Jose
Well seen and captured. Good colours, sharpnes and light.
Well done


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-05 10:50]

selam Jose Miguel
Congratulations on your anniversary!
good capturing of this beautiful egret while its flying with its bonus between its beak
i like dynamic composition, point of view, lighting, colours and details
thanks for sharing

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-06 12:38]

Hi Jose Miguel

I'm sorry for being very busy this past week and almost missing out on this terrific picture of yours. Unfortunately i've been working on different projects and that has cut my TN time very very short.
Anyway, i'm glad i found it now and that i can congratulate you properly.
My dear friend, you've been a great asset to this community and one of the most collaborating members. You have a huge number of critiques written in comparison to the number of posts which again proves the amount of work you invested in this community. We thank you!

Regarding this picture here, i can see that you already master you new equipment. It's a terrific in-flight - a kind of photo not easy to pull when you don't know the exact setting from your previous tries - but you handled remarkably! The sharpness on the subject is excellent and the exposure is very well managed, too.
The prey in its beak is also a wonderful bonus for the scene and although i can't figure out what it is, t's nice that you added that extra WS picture.
A superb composition that acts like a crown for your work in this past year.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-07 1:39]

Hola amigo José Miguel,
como pasa el tiempo¡¡ felicidades por este año.
un momento espléndido el de esta captura,
excelente foco y color...
saludos, un abrazo.

Hola José Miguel,
Enhorabuena por esta gran y bella captura, por deleitarnos con tus fotos y comentarios en este tiempo, esperamos seguir disfrutando muchos años más, un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-12-10 13:53]

Hi Jose. I like this magnificent bird you caught in flight. It is not easy to take such a good photo as this. The fact it has fish in its beak is a bonus. Congratulations on your photo and sentiments in your note which i agree with. TFS. Murray.

Dear Jose, Congrats for completing one year. Amazing photographs you have posted.
This egret is wonderful nice soft white and good details. TFS. with best regards.vab.

Hola José, great action shot!!! Well done.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2007-12-18 10:10]

Hello Jose Miguel !
First I want to congratulate you for your 1st year on TN (sorry if I'm a bit late...) Your pictures are always wonderful and it's a real pleasure to look at them.
This is no exception, it is a splendid picture, I love everything ! Excellent details, vivid colors, beautiful composition and POV, but what like most of all is the pose of the bird. You have caught him at the perfect moment, with the wings wide open so that we can see his gorgeous feathers, and there is this beautiful light shining through the white feathers...

hello josé
excelente cette image que je n' avais pas vu, excellente prise de vue et de belles couleurs , bon pov, félicitations
merci a toi

Hola Jose Miguel.

Una maravilla de imagen con las alas en todo lo alto.
Que pases unas felices fiestas.
Jose Luis.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-12-24 5:00]

Hi Jose Miguel,
Very good timing from you and a great action shot you have captured. The white of the egret turned out great.
Congrats on your 1 year TN.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Salut Jose Miguel..
Quel oiseau, il est magnifique..
Tu as du attendre un moment avant de prendre l'envol de cet oiseau..
Elle est géniale..
et joyeux anniversaire.. :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-01-03 3:39]

Hello Jose Miguel,
this is a fabulous in flight shot,very sharp details and the dark BG does show of the light bird so well.
Very well composed with a wonderful tight crop.
Have a Happy and Safe New Year

Hi Jose,

Congratulations for your first year on TN, the capture of the bird in flight is impressive. The point of view is allowing us to see with precision the details and colors of the bird. It is also well framed. thanks for sharing.


hello Jose

what a nice inflight capture, excellent focus
and i love to see that vegetation in bakcground,
the bird's white colour it is doing a excellent
contrast with the vegetation's green colour



Ola Jose,
Bela foto,otima luz e nitidez. Parabens.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-11 18:09]

Hi Miguel,

Amazing capture of this Egret. What a nice focus and excellent sharpness in this action shot. I've browsed through your gallery, you're presenting us beautiful images! Congratulations!


Hola José Miguel. Tremendo "timing". Es impresionante cómo lograste capturar la garza en pleno vuelo y con su presa en la boca. Me gusta el contraste del color de la garza y el fondo verde del Parque del Este. Se ven impresionantes las alas completamente extendidas. Felicitaciones por tu cumpleaños en TN. Saludos, Yvonne

Hello Jose Miguel
This just fantastic..Perfect dof to create the Egret sharp from wing tip to tip..and a beak full of dinners as well..Just perfect..Fantastic work.

Hello Jose,

This is one wonderful anniversary post. Very well captured egret in full spread with the catch in his beak. Excellent sharpness and details through very well managed light and shadow. You are one skillful photographer and this is top quality first class image. Well done and have a wonderful weekend.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2008-03-15 1:29]

Bonjour José, a fabulous in flight shot of this splendid Great White Egret and a perfect timing too!! I like the lighting around the wings and the dark BG exhausts the subject. Best regards, Didier.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-19 3:02]

Hi Jose,
an excellent shot with its excellent clarity and sharpness. The colours contrast brilliantly and giving this shot of a flying bird an outstanding composition.
A very impressive shot.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2009-01-08 3:17]

Bonjour Jose,

Superbe prise de cet oiseau en plein vol et comme bonus avec son repas.

Merci pour le partage et bonne année.


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