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By myephotozine88
This egret have a symbiotic relationship with cows.

Tags: Cow Wildlife and nature Egretandwhite bird

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Nov 2012 3:50AM
Naughty Egret not being diligent - look at the unpicked nuisance on the cow's head Smile Great photo - I love it Smile

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paulbroad 10 123 1234 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 11:27AM
Amusing. It is a Cattle Egret and the image was well seen. Seem to have managed a larger aperture than your lens is capable of! Well seen.

iancrowson Plus
7 211 146 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 11:38AM
Welcome to Ephotozine.
Your first post is a really good picture.
Interesting Subject. Good focusing and composition.
I've done a mod, click on modifications above, with slight crop and slight sharpen.
The crop makes the subject a little bigger in the frame without losing any important details.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
13 Nov 2012 2:34PM
Welcome to EPZ Waily.

A nice first upload. Ian has addressed the main areas for improvement in his mod. Its not sharp here becuase during re sizing you missed a step. After you re size and save. open the new file, check sharpness and sharpen as needed, then save again, and only then upload. Compression causes loss of detail.

Looks like the auto fill for the lens is not correctly identifying the max aperture as f/4.

Enjoy the site.

Davesumner 11 28 300 Australia
14 Nov 2012 3:07AM
Hi Waily,

Welcome to photography (your new found love), EPZ and more importantly the Critique Gallery. Here is where you will learn heaps on photography technique and how to go about taking pictures well.

Your first upload is a great image and well done for seeing this, the bird really looks like its ready for a cuddle up to the cow. Unfortunately we all know it's just eyeing up all of those flies on the cows nose and it is more of a mutual relationship. The image is well taken with the exposure being very good, the depth of field is good with the background starting to go out of focus nicely. So with all these nice things said, is there any improvements that can be made? Of course there is, rarely will you find an image that can't be improved.

With your shot, I notice that there is an overall colour cast to the image and it is a fact that cows don't have green faces. You might not notice until you see the image against one that has been corrected, this is normally caused by the cameras white balance being fooled and can be easily fixed in Adobe Camera RAW. Also I would think that you could crop in much closer to bring more attention to the cow and bird and not so much on the surroundings.

I've uploaded a mod with these things changed and also sharpening applied.

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Hope this helps

Davesumner 11 28 300 Australia
14 Nov 2012 3:14AM

Quote:Seem to have managed a larger aperture than your lens is capable of

Quote:Looks like the auto fill for the lens is not correctly identifying the max aperture as f/4.

Don't Nikon's do everything backwards anyway? GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Many thanks to all of you who provide guidance and comments on this picture. As a beginner in photography, I greatly appreciate all the comments made and based on the response on my first post here, I knew I was in the right group to improve my photography. Since English is not my mother tongue, hopefully I'll be able to improve my English as well.

Quote: Looks like the auto fill for the lens is not correctly identifying the max aperture as f/4.
Thanks for highlighting this. It's my mistake..I did it manually actually....

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