Howard Frank  

Coming in for a landing by Howard Frank

March 2023 - Coming in for a landing

About the Image(s)

I captured this great egret in Naples Florida in mid-January. I have been working on birds in flight and it can be very challenging. Processed in Lightroom and Topaz Photo AI. Converted to monochrome in Silver EFX Pro. Nikon Z9, 400mm, 1/3200 sec at f5/6.

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5 comments posted

Ricarda Dudek   Ricarda Dudek
This image is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Monochrome sure makes the Great Egret "pop". Along with detailing the feather in the wings, the bird appears to be in a 3-D format. My only critique would be to soften the two "twigs" that are hanging down in the upper left hand corner of the photo.   Posted: 03/02/2023 12:03:14

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Hi Howard: Well, Ricarda said everything I wanted to say. This is a beautiful image of a bird in flight. I agree the small twigs in the top are distracting. B&W was a great choice, and the bird does look sharp and in 3D. Gorgeous.   Posted: 03/11/2023 13:44:17

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Howard, overall this is a fantastic image. It is clear and sharp and the B&W add to the beauty of the egret. Simply fantastic.   Posted: 03/11/2023 20:34:06

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Beautiful! You certainly captured this bird-in-flight. The the detail of the whole thing feathers, eye, and against the dark background softened by your shallow D of F, all excellent. Yes, thank you for sharing.
  Posted: 03/25/2023 21:18:26

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Great capture. The details of the bird and the feathers are excellent. I agree that the background twigs are little bit distracting. I like the B&W conversion also.   Posted: 03/31/2023 10:56:06