Jerry Snyder  

Successful Egret Hunter by Jerry Snyder

October 2020 - Successful Egret Hunter

About the Image(s)

The image was taken at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. The Great Egret in this image was a successful hunter and I watched it catch several fish in a rapid succession. The conditions were bright and overcast. I cropped the image and adjusted brightness and contrast in Lightroom then applied more contrast adjustments in Topaz Adjust with the Structured preset. The exposure settings were 1/400 sec., f/20, ISO 400 with a Canon 6D at 349 mm on a 100-400 lens.

5 comments posted

Don York   Don York
The egret is nicely positioned in the frame with good detail on the flared left wing. I also like the reflection. I think you did an amazing job considering the available light you had to work with.   Posted: 10/05/2020 09:49:41

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
I like the action here, and the egret lends itself to mono. There is detail in the under-wing which is good as it could have easily been lost in that light. Could the eye be lightened a little to make it visible?   Posted: 10/08/2020 12:21:14

John Roach   John Roach
Excellent image. I like story a lot and the action. I agree with Stuart, some lightening at the eye would be nice. Well done in capturing this moment and in the mono conversion.   Posted: 10/10/2020 07:56:56

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I think this is a great capture and the processing seems just right. Yes, it would be nice if there was some detail in the eye, but this is still an exceptional image. The tones provide sort of a peaceful feel to an image that is inherently one of what you might call violent. Is that part of the story? The square crop serves the image very well in my opinion.   Posted: 10/11/2020 16:07:43

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Graceful S curves and subtle lighting. A decisive moment well captured.   Posted: 10/16/2020 19:58:18


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