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Angelic Elegance

By KingArthur
This is another capture from my first sortie last week trying out my new Nikon D750. On the day I was lucky enough that the Little Egret flying gracefully past suddenly changed direction (starting a rapid climb) catching the last rays of the dipping sun to present me with this contre jour effect ..... the way it was fractionally backlit really did catch my eye. On reviewing my shots later at home, I was quite pleased having managed to bag this particular frame - the captured pose seems to go perfectly hand in hand with the mystical lighting.

The particular back-lighting does seem to give the Little Egret an added dose of angelic elegance, which is what made me go for the title. I hope you find the image to your liking, viewing large might be more appealing to some.

Have a good week,

Joe Smile

Tags: General Action photography Birds in flight Little egret Contre jour Bird nature wildlife Wildlife and nature Nikon D750 KingArthur sigma 150-600mm contemporary Birds over marshland

Voters: pdunstan_Greymoon, VincentChristopher, mike9005 and 75 more


Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
2 Mar 2020 5:50PM
Very beautiful flight shot!

RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2020 6:05PM
Stunning lighting on those wings
You’re going to have fun with that cameraSmile
Translucent- magnetically captured
kw 4 Germany
2 Mar 2020 6:41PM
Brilliant light! KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
danbrann 17 640 17
2 Mar 2020 6:48PM
A stunning image with magical light.
Well done.
Beautiful Joe, well capturedGrinGrin

Trust you are keeping well.

adagio Plus
3 4 2 England
2 Mar 2020 7:47PM
Superb image Joe, terrific light on the wings....what a shot👍👍!!

Yogendra 18 22 1 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2020 8:16PM
Wonderful shot with wonderful sunlight on the wings, displaying the variations of feather size, Superb..
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
2 Mar 2020 9:17PM
Astonishing----and very beautiful!
A beautifully caught image

Stunning. An image similar to your's won a national award recently, not quite as prestigious but here's mine anyway!
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2020 6:42AM
Wow... First class photography....
Isabel GrinGrin
3 Mar 2020 8:18AM
Lovely captured bird in flight
image Joe.

Jeff. Smile
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
3 Mar 2020 8:47AM
a beautiful and very well timed capture
3 Mar 2020 10:17AM
A very beautiful image of this Little Egret in flight.
capto Plus
9 6.9k 26 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2020 1:57PM
Such a graceful pose, well taken.Smile
Fefe Plus
10 62 37 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2020 9:43AM
Superb light!
4 Mar 2020 10:01PM
Wonderful captured shape Joe.
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2020 9:23PM
incredible in flight image
6 Mar 2020 11:51PM
Stellar light through those wings Joe , fabulous capture worthy of all the awards and votes
Cheers Walt
7 Mar 2020 10:09AM
A fabulous in-flight capture, Joe - wonderful light and excellent detail in this well composed image.

sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2020 2:19PM
wonderful shot love the lighting on the plumage
DTM Plus
5 1
25 Mar 2020 5:46PM
Gorgeous lighting that gives a special look to your shot.
31 Mar 2020 5:45PM
Great lighting & superb in flight image, Joe
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2020 9:31AM
A beautifully well-timed capture
7 Apr 2020 9:28AM
excellent timing and workflow
Mike_Smith Plus
14 858 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2020 5:22PM
Beautiful capture Joe, nice light
24 Apr 2020 10:50AM
simply a majestic scene, shown in all its delicacy, like a fine bone china! Well Done Maestro !

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