David Garrison  

American Egret by David Garrison

May 2020 - American Egret

About the Image(s)

took this at venice rookery few years ago. f10, 1/250 sec, iso 800. 300mm lens on tripod. Worked on with topaz studio which imprved photo a lot as originally took this in 2010

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7 comments posted

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Oh, I am so missing these scenes! Hope we can get to days like this. A fine egret displaying in all his breeding plumage. Hope he attracted a mate! Well done!   Posted: 05/18/2020 14:12:52

Jesse Lobel   Jesse Lobel
Well after all the rain, the sun is out in force.
Nice image, well done in the camera as well as in post processing. Jesse.   Posted: 05/22/2020 12:49:26

Shaikh Amin   Shaikh Amin
David-It's a beautiful shot of Egret with full details and sharpness. Only I suggest to tone down a couple of branches in front of the bird. It is a distraction to me. Don't remove but tone down only! I love the bird!
Shaikh Amin   Posted: 05/25/2020 09:19:53

Allen Calopisis
Very nice shot might help to darken the background a bit.   Posted: 05/25/2020 17:17:36

John Larson   John Larson
I wish you would describe what the Topaz adjustments were. The image of the bird is excellent. I also would like to see the background darkened up a bit.   Posted: 05/26/2020 20:38:08

David Garrison
How does one download the original also? I use Topaz Studio a lot as I did on this one. I usually start with AI clear, sharpening and getting rid of any grain there is, then I apply some precision contrast (which on this photo darkened the background), then I go to HSL color tuning and adjust then colors and finally I may apply some vignette. Sometimes I use some basic adjustment sliders.   Posted: 05/27/2020 06:40:40

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Very nice capture. Good focus on the bird and surrounding shrubbery. I also like the out of focus background material and its variation in color. Nice composition as well; the egret is positioned perfectly in the frame.   Posted: 05/28/2020 13:25:36