© Dennis Gay


Uploaded: February 17, 2010


True to its kind, a solitary Ardea alba (Great Egret) silently stalks its prey in the shallows of a dark backwater.

This dark and brooding nature photograph was shot along the shore of Lake Cathie, NSW, Australia.

Canon EOS D60 & Canon 28-135 USM IS Lens: RAW, f/5.6 @ 1/250sec, 115mm, ISO 100, Hand held.
Lightroom 2.2 & Photoshop CS3.


Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, FocalLength: 115.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS D60


Chris N. Sweet February 18, 2010

Superb shot Dennis, the dof is great, the contrast between the subject and the landscape is brilliant and the deep blacks and detailed textures are very nice. A very nice shot that is very interesting and pleasing to look at. #1240074

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 20, 2010

I agree. Wonderful COMP and balance here, Dennis, and the Egret really adds such interest!

Well done!


(Mono Me) #8402944

Mick Burkey February 24, 2010

Wow! Really wonderful shot, Dennis. And I love the B&W treatment; works quite well for this image. The Egret really stands out in this and the depth and tones are beautiful. Very nice work! #8413496

Sheryll Waite March 02, 2010

I love this too, the Egret just draws your eye right into the picture, great contrast. #8426412

Dennis Gay October 05, 2011

Goodness Gracious Me *Chirs*, *Mick* & *Sheryll*!!!

Many, many, many extremely belated thanks for your encouraging, inspirational and supportive combined feedback.

Dennis #9717187

Dennis Gay October 05, 2011

Oh and *Laura* too!!!!! #9717188

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