Silent Lucidity

© Bill Wyatt

Silent Lucidity

Uploaded: January 01, 2008


**Happy Birthday Hector Contreras**

*It was suggested to remove the white suds at the top*
Taken in the Black waters of a Lousiana back Bayou 400mm, hand held, F/8.0, 100ISO and I used spot metering because of the harsh reflection on her feathers.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Bill Wyatt January 01, 2008

Sandra R. Alvey

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Wowie Bill this is so beautiful and slightly brooding and moody, I love it! The dark color and tone and the gorgeous reflections are just outstanding!

1/1/2008 2:39:43 PM

Nadine A. Lewis

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Oh my goodness, Bill!!! This image is FANTASTIC!!!! FANTASTIC bg & reflections in this FANTASTIC low-key image!!! Did I mention FANTASTIC? <><

1/1/2008 2:44:34 PM

Deb Koskovich

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These birds are so regal, and you've captured this one perfectly -- he really stands out against that background! Great work, Bill!

1/1/2008 4:06:45 PM

Carol Sawyer

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Beautiful capture, color and reflections, Bill! Happy New Year!

1/1/2008 4:17:04 PM

Reynaldo D. Reyes

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Great job on composing and exposing for this challenging subject. Very well done Bill!

1/1/2008 4:22:50 PM


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Claudia Kuhn

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Beautiful lighting and capture Bill!

1/1/2008 4:27:23 PM

Carla M.

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Beautiful capture, Bill! Happy New Year!

1/1/2008 4:42:14 PM

Tammy Scott

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Fantastic shot and great reflection!!!

Greens and peas were AWESOME! =)

1/1/2008 4:56:48 PM

Beverly A. Wright

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I envy him soaking up the sun! I'm just
plain soaked with snow! You did a
wonderful job capturing this guy. He
looks pretty content right where he is!
Beautiful lighting and color, also great
composition! Awesome work Bill!!

1/1/2008 5:22:28 PM

Sarah G
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member since: 10/30/2007 Okay, funny one...

Glad you like getting wet. I'm not sure I'd get IN the black waters of any bayou, there's gators you know.

GREAT SHOT! Lighting on the bird and the tree stump is awesome.

(Left you a response to your comment on my gallery, if you want to see it you'll have to go "visit" me again.)


1/1/2008 5:23:02 PM

Melissa McCabe

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Beautiful light! Love the contrast, and the reflection is great!! Gorgeous! -mm

1/1/2008 5:26:43 PM

Hector Contreras

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Absolutely gorgeous capture Bill
Happy new year

1/1/2008 5:39:54 PM


Erika Haight January 01, 2008

Absolutely beautiful! erika #5278882

Sam Britt January 01, 2008

Beautiful, Bill. Great lighting, contrasts & reflection. #5278913

Jennifer L. Alder January 01, 2008

Looks like a WINNER to me, Bill!
OUTSTANDING light, comp, clarity
GORGEOUS capture
:) #5278927

Sarah G January 01, 2008

Yes, It does look better now. I wondered what it was and why it was there. That was a great suggestion and GREAT decision on your part. :) #5278942

Chastity Abbott January 01, 2008

You know I have always admired your work...but I wanted to tell you over the time I have really seen your work soar above and beyond! this is just stunning!!!!!! The light!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Perfect timing....perfect capture! LOVE it...
Happy New Year my friend!!!! #5279099

Eugenio Diaz January 01, 2008

Fabulous image, great composition and reflection...Good capture...Outstanding shot!!!!! #5279196

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 01, 2008

Great catch and an awesome capture, Bill!! Vertical framing and clarity of the image are truly breathtaking!! Happy New Year to you and yours, dear friend. #5279336

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe January 01, 2008

Beautiful capture Bill!!! The bird, the stump and the reflection really pop against the dark water!!! #5279356

Kathy L. Clark January 01, 2008

How lovely Bill. Excellent comp, clarity and reflection. Have a wonderful New Year. #5279438

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 02, 2008

Wonderful shot, Bill! #5279676

Brett Dolsen January 02, 2008

Great Mood to this wildlife capture Bill!!
Brett #5279684

Margaret R. Barry January 02, 2008

Beautiful capture, Bill. Great comp. and clairty! #5279692

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 02, 2008

Beautiful, Bill. Such clarity and detail in this magnifect the slight shimmering of light on the water. Lovely! #5280339

Nadya Johnson January 02, 2008

WOW!!! This is just Beyond Superb!! I REALLY love the lighting and the mood of this! AWESOME capture, Bill! (What studs?! guess I missed that part -- !) #5280343

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 02, 2008

Beautifully composed and captured Bill! Happy New Year!! Jeff #5280369

Ray Thoms January 02, 2008

Wonderful capture Bill......would love some of that sun this morning... #5280583

Joy Rector January 02, 2008

awesome #5280740

Nina Shields January 02, 2008

Great use of lighting, Bill; awesome subject! #5281271

Melissa G. Meiselman January 02, 2008

Exquisite capture with terrific lighting and great subject, Bill!! #5281549

Ray Clarke January 02, 2008

Wonderful shot Bill, great detail .Happy Birthday Heco #5282122

Stephen Zacker January 02, 2008

Stunning capture and lighting #5282166

Heather L. Haderly January 02, 2008

Fantastic Bill!!!! #5282600

Jim Huffield January 02, 2008

Totally awesome work, Bill. Jim #5282664

John Connolly January 02, 2008

An excellent capture, beautifully presented Bill! Great work, my friend! #5282720

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 02, 2008

WOW!!!! WHat can I say besides GORGEOUS, Bill!!!!! ♫ k #5282884

Kathy Reeves January 02, 2008

I love this one Bill! The egret really pops againist that BG!! #5283655

Danielle Fuller January 02, 2008

Love this one Bill....the dark water gives it a mysterious feel...and then there is this beautiful white Egret.....great job once again! #5283732

Amber J. Skene January 02, 2008

This is such a wonderful capture! All of your pictures amaze me! Great comp, lighting, an clarity! And I love the reflection. #5283962

eileen bedford January 02, 2008

WOW, you wild-life shots just keep getting better Bill... #5284011

Ronald F. Fischer January 02, 2008

Stunningly beautiful capture!!! #5284043

Emily E. Bem January 02, 2008

W I N N E R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:) #5284136

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 03, 2008

Fabulous image!
Dramatic and moody.
--Lisa #5285053

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 03, 2008

A real mind blower Bill!!! This is one F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C* image. You have captured mood and silence as well as colors and dtails. What is so cool is that anything I could not figure out about the stump is revealed in the reflection!!! You are an outstanding photographer my friend!!!

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic January 03, 2008

Really fantastic, Bill. You've created an almost ethereal image here. Great job! #5286398

Rosemary Buffoni January 03, 2008

Awesome image and you nailed the exposure.
Ro #5286726

Diana L. Ralph January 03, 2008

I see you got the sweet light on this one. EXCELLENT lighting and I love the tall crop, getting the reflection of the perch as well. Well done! #5287378

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 04, 2008

So serene, great details and design elements Bill! #5292799

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 06, 2008

Terrific reflection and composition! Great photo! #5300013

David Pratt January 06, 2008

Terrific work on this BIll! Outstanding capture and reflection! Just A+ work! Well done! #5300219

Sylvia Rossler February 22, 2008

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Bill :o) #5533067

Dianna Murphy February 22, 2008

Gorgeous, congratulations! #5533069

Elida Gutierrez February 22, 2008

Congratulations in your finalist!!! #5534006

Carla Metzler February 22, 2008

Congratulations, Bill! #5534015

Manuel Barrera February 22, 2008

Inspiration! congratulations #5534243

Margaret R. Barry February 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! #5534628

Crystal L. Craig February 22, 2008

Another amazing finalist Bill! Congratulations :) #5534782

Patrick Rouzes February 22, 2008

HEYYYYYYYYY, CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist ,Bill!!! #5535089

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 22, 2008

WAY TO GO, Bill!!!!!!! This has earned this button!!!!! ♫ k #5535346

Cassie L. Woodlee February 22, 2008

WTG Bill on another awesome finalist!!!!!! #5535683

Nadya Johnson February 22, 2008

Congratulations Bill, on your awesome finalist! #5535965

Colleen Farrell February 22, 2008

OUTSTANDING capture, Bill! Big congratulations on your finalist! #5536054

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 22, 2008

Congratulations again, Bill! #5536263

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Bill, excellent! #5536337

Robert R. Goodman February 22, 2008

A very big congratulations,Bill. #5536480

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 23, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Buill!! #5537346

Deb Koskovich February 23, 2008

Way to go, Bill -- congrats!! #5537879

Kathy L. Clark February 23, 2008

Congrats Bill on a well deserved finalist. #5538086

Sam Britt February 23, 2008

Congratulations again, Bill! #5538088

Jim Huffield February 23, 2008

Congrats Bill!!!! #5538458

Danielle Fuller February 23, 2008

I knew you were hiding these somewhere. I looked for them last night and couldn't find're so sneaky!! Anyhow...not suprised to see this in the Finalists!!!! Good luck in the next round Bill!!! #5538699

Susan Fox February 23, 2008

Congratulations Bill! Love this photo!!!! #5539069

Ken Smith level-classic February 23, 2008

Great lighting, Bill. Congrats!! #5539855

Sandra R. Alvey February 23, 2008

WooHoo Bill awesome! Congrats on this gorgeous finalist hon, and good luck in the next round! #5539935

ALLEN O. HOWARD February 23, 2008

Well deserved Bill! An absolutely outstanding image! Congratulations Pal!, Allen #5541095

Amy JACKSON February 24, 2008

Congratulations, Bill!!! :) #5543584

Cheryl E. Molennor February 24, 2008

Congratulations!! #5544337

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 24, 2008

Congratulation Bill. #5545005

Nadine A. Lewis February 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS on this AWESOME finalist, Bill!!!! <>< #5545878

Stephen Zacker February 24, 2008

Stunning. Congratulations #5546666

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe February 25, 2008

Congratulations Bill...Happy to see this one again!!! #5552302

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe February 25, 2008

And another big congratulations Bill on this gorgeous finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5552353

Linda Blair February 28, 2008

Congratulations!!!!!! ☺ #5568277

Laurie Daily level-deluxe February 29, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! I was sure I had seen this great one before!

Kathy Reeves March 03, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist!!! #5587802

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