Sarita Yeola  


Dancing Egret by Sarita Yeola

February 2021 - Dancing Egret

About the Image(s)

This photo of the great egret was taken by the San Mateo Bay in late October 2020. I happened to see this display of feathers when another egret flew in its vicinity.

Nikon D500: 300mm, ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/2000s


9 comments posted




Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Wow, awesome capture-one of my favorite birds. Might want to try removing twig between head and wing.   Posted: 02/08/2021 11:37:34



Christine Walas   Christine Walas
Beautiful capture!
Is the focus a bit soft, or is it my viewing screen?   Posted: 02/08/2021 20:28:37



Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Nice click at the critical moment!

Not sure if it was possible, but if you could have stepped to the right a bit the twig may not have appeared in the background and the background might have been cleaner with just the water.

  Posted: 02/09/2021 19:25:20



Judy Haran   Judy Haran
Love to see these guys react so hysterical to other birds, etc. Good timing. I agree about removing the twig above the head and between the neck and wing. The photo also looks soft on my screen too. Nice capture.   Posted: 02/14/2021 10:57:22



Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Thank you all for your comments. Removing the twig helps the photograph.   Posted: 02/14/2021 14:42:09



Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Sorry I am late .....in putting in comments, I got my second dose of Vaccine and was under the weather for a few days! but feeling much better now!

Great egrets are so animated when they feel their territory is being over taken. This display catches that action. I do think it would look better with the stick removed and also needs some sharpening. There is some softness in the eye so I took it through Denoise to see if that would help. I'm attaching it below. When I look at the original it doesn't look soft, but the one displayed does. Not sure what to make of it.



  Posted: 02/17/2021 12:46:30
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Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Thank you Sherry! Glad you are feeling better. Light at the end of the tunnel!
The denoise seems to have helped with the eye. I was at a distance from the action which probably contributed to focus not being right on the eye. The jpeg I sent you does not look soft either, so I am not sure what is going on.
Stay healthy and safe!   Posted: 02/17/2021 12:57:02



Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Thank you Sherry! Glad you are feeling better. Light at the end of the tunnel!
The denoise seems to have helped with the eye. I was at a distance from the action which probably contributed to focus not being right on the eye. The jpeg I sent you does not look soft either, so I am not sure what is going on.
Stay healthy and safe!   Posted: 02/17/2021 12:57:03



Mark Diaz   Mark Diaz
Great shot. Jumping in this late doesn't leave me much much to add to previous comments.   Posted: 02/23/2021 21:09:24



 

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