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Snowy Egret
« on: April 18, 2014, 09:47:14 AM »

Here is another from our 12 days of wandering the boardwalks and back roads of south Florida. This is from Sweetwater Strand in Big Cypress National Preserve, just northwest of Everglades National Park.

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 01:08:35 PM »

Beautifully done

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 03:46:58 PM »

I completely agree with the Chairman. It's a rewarding foto in every way. So much so, I went to the Flickr site to see more of Fla. in b&w. And enjoyed them all. As a Louisiana nature and camera bug I can really appreciate the finesse of these fine fotos.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 05:58:42 PM »

Thanks Bill and Richard.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 06:51:37 PM »

I like it, but I like it because it throws me off balance. The Egret is arguably the subject of the image, and yet it's dwarfed by the base of the tree beside it. Compositionally it feels like the image should tip over, but it doesn't, and yet it's not a 'wildlife in a landscape scene' image either. Well done.

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 07:18:45 AM »

I like it, but I like it because it throws me off balance. The Egret is arguably the subject of the image, and yet it's dwarfed by the base of the tree beside it. Compositionally it feels like the image should tip over, but it doesn't, and yet it's not a 'wildlife in a landscape scene' image either. Well done.

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I had the same reaction about the composition and I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 09:39:38 AM »

Very nice, Terry. No nits from me.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014, 02:41:35 PM »

I like the elements but the composition doesn't quite work for me.

Take 1/4 off the right and 1/3 off the bottom? Or keep the left 40% as a portrait orientation.

Less bark =  more bite?

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014, 05:08:18 PM »

Hi,

Very nice image, but have you eventually thought when seeing this to make a vertical shot ? Give the life egret more space over the head and keep the reflection underneath it ? I always try to give my bird shots more space over the head so they can fly away or give the impression of freedom to the birds.

Just thinking loud :-)
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014, 08:21:51 PM »

Hi,

Very nice image, but have you eventually thought when seeing this to make a vertical shot ? Give the life egret more space over the head and keep the reflection underneath it ? I always try to give my bird shots more space over the head so they can fly away or give the impression of freedom to the birds.

Just thinking loud :-)

I hear you, and I shot the vertical, but the landscape photographer and ecologist in me were encouraging me to tell more of a story than a traditional bird composition would allow. I wanted the bole of the bald cypress to play a larger role in the composition, so I settled on this more non-traditional composition.

I appreciate the discussion!
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