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A pair of Egrets taken in Florida. The f/g bird a Snowy egret the b/g bird a Great White Egret, both waiting an opportunity for food. Taken at Gatorland these birds congregate during the feeding sessions, who said birds were "bird brained "

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon IS 100/400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Pair
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:16 Dec 2010 - 7:07 AM
Tags:Diffusion, Egrets, Head shot, White, Wildlife / nature
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GordonLack
GordonLack e2 Member 4GordonLack vcard United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 - 7:10 AM

Like the composition of this one Ron

Gordon

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 7:15 AM

Well captured.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 7:16 AM

Unusual use of dof blur - works for me. A

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 7:21 AM

Like the b/g, superb clarity image Ron
regards
Yung

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 - 7:24 AM

Excellent captures

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pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 - 8:01 AM

Great capture

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful capture Ron - well done

Chris

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 11:53 AM

Birds and animals pass on the knowledge from generation to generation. The young listen to the old, and learn, unlike the human species sadly.

I had the great pleasure of watching a huge flock of geese flying and cackling together way up North in Scotland, they flew in formation up the Bay of Tongue turned East at The mountains and vanished off still cackling to each other, I'll never forget that spectacular sight and the noise.

Dougie

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 12:37 PM

Like the repetition of shapes

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 12:49 PM

Great shot of them together here Ron,
and the eye detail is wonderful
Lillian

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 1:47 PM

A lovely capture of him Ron. Food is the magic answer to almost every animal training.............Sandy

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
16 Dec 2010 - 4:13 PM

Magical!
A lovely image.
JNC

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2010 - 10:09 PM

Great shot. Wonderful colours and love how the dof creats extra interest.
Vivien

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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2010 - 11:07 PM

Excellent additions Ron, especially the echoing forms on this.
best
Mick

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2010 - 12:09 AM

Nicely captured, and good use of aperture, especially showing the "echo" in the background. Dontcha love Florida!
Anne

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2010 - 11:49 AM

White birds are really difficult to photograph in strong sunlight but you've done a good job, here. The highlights are on the verge of blowing out but are held in check. The neck of the snowy egret is rather dark, though — much of it has rendered as a mid-grey, about the middle of the 16 shades of grey at the bottom of this page.

I would suggest a curves adjustment to brighten things up quite a bit. Put in a control point at (230,230) to stop the really bright highlights expanding any more, then grab the curve in the middle and lift it up quite a way. I'd also give a little sharpen, which you should always do after resizing because that takes away the pixel-level detail that makes images look sharp. Unsharp mask with radius 0.8 and strength 50 does a good job of putting back the sharpness that was there in the original. I've been fairly brief with my comments as it looks like you know your way around processing. If you'd like me to explain more or give more detail, just ask!

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Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
19 Dec 2010 - 1:35 PM

Nice capture and well thought through for effect,

Ian.

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