Great Egret Preening

© Greg Downing

Great Egret Preening

Donna R. Moratelli 12/14/2001 9:21:13 PM

Frantistic job again Greg #2451

Mark R. Stanford 12/14/2001 11:15:39 PM

Excellent shot. How did you get it so dark around the bird though>??? #3917

Greg Downing 12/14/2001 11:23:48 PM

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. #3919

June Marie Sobrito 12/15/2001 7:40:17 AM

Outstanding capture! #3926

Barb Frankenfield 12/15/2001 8:56:18 AM

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 #3927

Jeff Galbraith 12/16/2001 6:45:43 AM

Hi Greg.
Simply outstanding--great composition and contrast--perfect capture. #3954

Guy D. Biechele 1/3/2002 8:18:06 PM

Very striking photograph! Great Job.
+Guy #4411

Steve Saunders 1/6/2002 3:11:40 PM

Beautiful Picture #4510

Cheryl Meisel 1/16/2002 10:23:45 AM

BIG CONGRATS!! Greg this is just beautiful!!! #4776

Carlos E. Rentas 1/22/2002 8:15:45 PM


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 #4895

Tom R. Reynolds 1/23/2002 8:32:10 PM

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 #4922

Greg Downing 1/23/2002 8:37:50 PM

Thanks for the comments, This is a free bird in the wild in Fort Myers Florida. #4923

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/13/2005 9:38:05 AM

Beautiful B&W :) #1832363

Mark Mirror 9/13/2007 2:22:04 PM

Excellent picture.
It is really difficult to make Heron bird picture #4787167

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/3/2008 5:20:48 PM

What a stunning image Greg!!! Great exposure and timing. Congratulations on your win! #6703733

Patrick R. McMullen 12/4/2008 10:13:50 AM

Very nice Greg. I love the black water. #6850106

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Great Egret Preening

Uploaded on 12/14/2001 9:03:57 PM Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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