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Great Egret Preening Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
Great Egret Preening
Great Egret Preening
Great Egret Preening
© Greg Downing
Donna R. Moratelli
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member since: 11/23/2000
    Frantistic job again Greg

12/14/2001 9:21:13 PM

Mark R. Stanford

member since: 8/19/2001

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

12/14/2001 11:15:39 PM

Greg Downing

member since: 12/14/2001

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.

12/14/2001 11:23:48 PM

June Marie Sobrito
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member since: 2/11/2001

Outstanding capture!

12/15/2001 7:40:17 AM

Barb Frankenfield

member since: 11/9/2001

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

12/15/2001 8:56:18 AM

Jeff Galbraith
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member since: 8/20/2001

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

12/16/2001 6:45:43 AM

Guy D. Biechele
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member since: 7/15/2000

Very striking photograph! Great Job.

1/3/2002 8:18:06 PM

Steve Saunders

member since: 1/6/2002

Beautiful Picture

1/6/2002 3:11:40 PM

Cheryl Meisel
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member since: 10/5/2001

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

1/16/2002 10:23:45 AM

Carlos E. Rentas

member since: 3/22/2000


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

thanks and congrats on second place.

carlos rentas

1/22/2002 8:15:45 PM

Tom R. Reynolds

member since: 10/29/2000

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

1/23/2002 8:32:10 PM

Greg Downing

member since: 12/14/2001

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

1/23/2002 8:37:50 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful B&W :)

9/13/2005 9:38:05 AM

Mark Mirror

member since: 3/1/2007

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

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!

11/3/2008 5:20:48 PM

Patrick R. McMullen
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member since: 3/1/2004

Very nice Greg. I love the black water.

12/4/2008 10:13:50 AM

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