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Great Egret Preening

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Great Egret Preening
Great Egret Preening
Great Egret Preening
© Greg Downing
 
 
 
Donna R. Moratelli
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    Frantistic job again Greg


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12/14/2001 9:21:13 PM

 
Mark R. Stanford  

Excellent shot. How did you get it so dark around the bird though>???


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12/14/2001 11:15:39 PM

 
Greg Downing  

It is a result of the lighting in the scene causing contrast and the limited exposure latitude and characteristics of the film tending to block up dark areas (Velvia). BTW the reflection has been burned down a bit in Photoshop, otherwise this is as is.


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12/14/2001 11:23:48 PM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Outstanding capture!


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12/15/2001 7:40:17 AM

 
Barb Frankenfield  

My kind of picture..I have lots of shots of these birds preening but none so compelling..Photoshop sure does help give a photo that little extra. Frankie


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12/15/2001 8:56:18 AM

 
Jeff Galbraith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/20/2001
 

Hi Greg.
Simply outstanding--great composition and contrast--perfect capture.


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12/16/2001 6:45:43 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Very striking photograph! Great Job.
+Guy


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1/3/2002 8:18:06 PM

 
Steve Saunders  

Beautiful Picture


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1/6/2002 3:11:40 PM

 
Cheryl Meisel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2001
 

BIG CONGRATS!! Greg this is just beautiful!!!


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1/16/2002 10:23:45 AM

 
Carlos E. Rentas  

greg...

amazing detail! can you share where you took this shot? one other thing...the watermark with your name and year on the bottom left...how do you do this? photoshop, I assume but how?

thanks and congrats on second place.

carlos rentas
rentas78@yahoo.com


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1/22/2002 8:15:45 PM

 
Tom R. Reynolds  

Strikingly beautiful!! Great detail.

I really like this shot and the way you have presented it. Was this taken in a bird sanctuary or a zoo perhaps?

I have taken some great shots in our local zoo.

Tom Reynolds
yankeeee2@hotmail.com


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1/23/2002 8:32:10 PM

 
Greg Downing  

Thanks for the comments, This is a free bird in the wild in Fort Myers Florida.


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1/23/2002 8:37:50 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful job..love B&W :)


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9/13/2005 9:38:05 AM

 
Mark Mirror  

Excellent picture.
It is really difficult to make Heron bird picture


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9/13/2007 2:22:04 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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What a stunning image Greg!!! Great exposure and timing. Congratulations on your win!


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11/3/2008 5:20:48 PM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Very nice Greg. I love the black water.


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12/4/2008 10:13:50 AM

 
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