Great Egret Preening

© Greg Downing

Great Egret Preening

Uploaded: December 14, 2001


Great Egret Preening


Donna R. Moratelli December 14, 2001

Frantistic job again Greg #2451

Mark R. Stanford December 14, 2001

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

Greg Downing December 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. #3919

June Marie Sobrito December 15, 2001

Outstanding capture! #3926

December 15, 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 #3927

Jeff Galbraith December 16, 2001

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

Guy D. Biechele level-classic January 03, 2002

Very striking photograph! Great Job.
+Guy #4411

January 06, 2002

Beautiful Picture #4510

Cheryl Meisel January 16, 2002

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

Carlos E. Rentas January 22, 2002


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 January 23, 2002

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 January 23, 2002

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

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 13, 2005

Beautiful B&W :) #1832363

September 13, 2007

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 03, 2008

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

Patrick R. McMullen December 04, 2008

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

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

Copyright for this photo belongs solely to Greg Downing.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.