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  #103 It's Flying
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Spooked a White Egret       ©2011 rabaak
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       9th place, 40 points
1/400s, f8, ISO 160, 34mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Crop, noise reduction, Vignette to try and focus attention on subject. Slight Gaussian blur of background       Extra Info: None
 
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LaRee
May 17, 2011
    Beautiful image. I really like the reflection.

Jade O.
May 16, 2011
    Welcome back. And still a really cool reflection!

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Lo
May 15, 2011
    I'm impressed that you were able to react quickly enough to capture this shot. IMO the vignetting doesn't work here. I found that my eye is being drawn to the horizon, but when I reduce the amount of sky in the photo, my eye is drawn to the egret and its reflection. Still a great capture though.

wrosenthal
May 13, 2011
    This is in my favorites. I could do without the vignette. I don't think that adds much, although I get your point. I think the reflection makes the shot, and I wonder if it would not even be more dramatic if it was inverted. Crazy idea?

rafinmelb
May 13, 2011
    I don't know how much cropping you already did but I would be tempted to crop closer. Vignette is too harsh for me. Love the clear reflection in the still water.

forkcandles
May 13, 2011
    the vinigette bothered me and the crop could have removed the skyline and the empty sky above. this would have brought the egret into the frame
also crop the base to remove the grass edge
a good capture nonetheless
Edited on May 13, 2011

Jade O.
May 12, 2011
    O.k. I'd say kill the vignette or make it completely round. Secondly, I think there is too much sky in the image which doesn't help much given the subject is already hard to spot at first. But what really has me excited is that near perfect reflection which really says great capture! I would have been tempted to rotate this image 180 degrees and crop only the reflection. Now depending on the image size, that might have meant a noisy image but I would have tried the round vignette with the 180 degree crop with the reflection on top and the original Egret below. It might just work! Anyway, marvelous capture -- I don't know how you got this close! but you timed the shot perfectly - the reflection is one of the best egret captures I have seen in terms of wing, shadow and positioning, and I've tried getting egrets many times - this is not an easy capture and incredible at 34mm.
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