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Little Egret

Little Egret
Photo Information
Copyright: Mike Wong (whkee) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 23] (343)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF500/4L IS, 2X
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Aquatic Birds 2 - Aves Acuáticas 2, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, the vanderschelden 10 : division II, 5 favs. and up - PART 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-11 6:32
Viewed: 8800
Favorites: 14 [view]
Points: 97
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Egret landing shot was taken on last monday evening when I was on the way home from work!

Image cropped & PS sharpened!

Evening light!

All comemts are welcome!
and thanks for viewing!
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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2004-10-11 6:39]
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Very good shot in action. The details are great. Very sharp. I like it very much. Thanks.

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  • Darren Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 50] (245)
  • [2004-10-11 6:56]
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This is just beautiful Mike. A really wonderful capture of the landing. Great work in keeping details in white too, I have a terrible time with that. Good shot.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2004-10-11 8:09]
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A very great detail shot, Mike, with really colours, the landing is prefect moment for make this photo, my compliments here!

Mike, This is simply superb! A great in flight with the details, clarity, wing spread, head feather trailing up, angle & shadow/light play all combining to make this an exceptional photo!! Great catch!!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-11 8:53]
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Gran captura en movimiento Mike.
el detalle y la agudeza en la misma es maravilloso, incluso con los tonos blancos.
Perfecto DOF y encuadre.
Lástima que no aportes mayores datos en tus notas.

Great capture in movement Mike.
The detail and the sharpness in the same one are wonderful, even with the white tones.
Perfect DOF and frame.
Pity that I do not contribute greater data in your notes.

Very good action Mike.
Very good exposure, good details , nice colours and a good DOF.
Very good job.

Superb action shot. Looks like a "angel" hovering about. Fantastic post.

Quelle beauté! Trčs beaux détails et magnifique choix du cadrage et de la PDC. Merci. Rudy.

cette photo est si nette ! ton apareil photo doit y etre pour quelque chose aussi ;)
en tous cas les couleur sont superbe notament cette lumier jaune qui laisse presager que tu a shooter le matin ou le soir..
tres beau clichet !

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-11 13:30]
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Wow this is beautiful!! You captured the moment beautifully with excellent DOF and sharpness.

Thanks for posting

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-11 13:46]
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Beuatiful shot Mike, it's excellent. I can't fault it.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-11 14:06]
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Hi Mike
This makes me green, It is just superbe! I will say this is the best bird yet posted here!

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  • Lourens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 321] (1223)
  • [2004-10-11 15:04]
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Absolutely excellent,Mike. Sharpness, detail very good. I like the way you have handled the whites.

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  • hasboy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 20] (215)
  • [2004-10-12 13:02]
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very good sharpness.
great capture.
I like it.

exeptionally good photograph of the little egret. i wish the yellow feet were more visible i.e. receieved more light and you may add some more space in front of & under the bird by re-cropping. best regards. serhan, istanbul, turkey.

Superb picture, the warm lighting is fantastic, and the detail too. Good work.

Beautiful picture!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-24 5:30]

Congratulations, Mike. You are a talented one. Surely the Canon helps but you were there behind it to take the photo, a great photo!

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-10-29 10:29]

Perfect timing on this , Mike! This is an image I would expect to see in a nice wildlife magazine or as a fine art print ( limited edition of course ). Truly a beautiful image!

There's nothing else to say than PERFECT shot, sharp, very well exposed, considering the difficulty of white feathers. Background color couldn't be better. Beautiful shades. A favorite without hesitation!

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  • Mazer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 34] (104)
  • [2004-11-03 19:06]

Absolutly stunning, what more can i say.

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  • kostas (8)
  • [2004-11-07 12:22]

Εντυπωσιακή με πολύ καλή ευκρίνεια μπράβο

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2004-11-15 22:18]

Excellent action shot. The egret looks like she is skipping along the water. It is so beautiful. I love the shadows of the wing tips on the wing itself. Well done Mike...

Excellent picture showing the full body and feathers of the bird.

Beautiful shot, I love the light on his wing. Thanks!

Fantastic shot congratulations.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-07 15:21]
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Mike, awesome capture. Beautiful bird to see with the sunset hues. Well done on the composition and details.


Such a wonderful photo! Such beauty, grace in this bird!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect clarity, I love this photo!

Beautiful picture, almost perfect. Congratulations

i agree with 'ornis' ... there's nothing else to say than PERFECT shot ... congrats ... eduardo

Very nice and impressive shot Mike. It is easy to tell that sun was very low in sky due to the way the shadows are castand as you are obviously aware these are the best times for outdoor photography.
Keep sending in those birds .

verry beautyfull

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-08 6:32]

Wonderful capture!! Last sunday I saw this little egret in a Zoo and it was sad to see him sit behind bars. This egret in full flight is what we want to see! Thanks a lot for sharing! This photo goes straight into my favs. :)

Very nice shot.
marvelous bird.
Great Picture.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-12 3:16]

Beautiful capture Mike, Like it very much.
Thanks for sharing.

You really captured the moment here, that's for sure and you obviously are good at the technical side of things too...those whites - nice! Hmmmm, gorgeous! I think I'll start a favorite photos list with this one. Thanks very much!

This is probably one of the most impresive picture here on TE. The light is great. Thanks for sharing



This photo is like poetry in motion. Superb details, color, lighting, and pose caught in action.
Congratulations, and thank you!

Very nice shot.
The colour of the light on the wings is beautiful !
I really like it.
Bravo !

What a beautiful catch! The colors are superb too.

Absolute perfection! I like everything about htis image. Well done Mike. :)

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2006-03-07 9:18]

Quelle lumičre !


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-08 1:28]

I love the light on this shot, Mike. Fantastic POV and sharp details. Beautiful capture. TFS. : )

Nice lighting,a lots of details on the wings,very sharp.Perfact!

Just perfect!


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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-05 11:19]

hi Mike,

Incredible capture. Everything is just perfect.


Really a gooood capture...
You can actually feel ans smell the evening.
Well done

Excellent shot. lighting is very good.

superbe photo,la prise est excellente,la position superbe. Thomas

majuestic and beautiful, TFS Ori

Nice shot!

Very good shot in action. The details are great.

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