Peter Dominowski  

Snowy Egret Harnes Landing by Peter Dominowski

March 2023 - Snowy Egret Harnes Landing

About the Image(s)

I try never to pass up a bright bird on a dark background. This Snowy Egret prepares to land at Harns Marsh, Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Sony Alpha 1
Sony 200-600 @518mm
ISO 1250
1/1250 @ f/6.3
Image was slightly cropped and processed in Adobe Lightroom, and sharpened in Topaz.

6 comments posted

Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Great capture.   Posted: 03/09/2023 10:32:06

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
I love taking snowy egret photos myself. My eye immediately goes to the eye and feet of the bird against the dark background. You have great details in the feathers as well. Great job!   Posted: 03/10/2023 13:26:42

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Snowy Egrets are so much fun to watch and photograph! I just got a new Sony A-1 and the learning curve is a little steep, It took forever to get through the menu system. But it is a fantastic camera, and the first thing I tried was a Snowy dancing over the water looking for fish. They were one of the few that came out OK, so much contrast between the dark water and the bird I could keep it latched on....

This is a great image and captures the spirit of Snowy Egrets perfectly. The eye and the feet stand out nicely and love the wing position. Nice job!

BTW - my second favorite bird to watch dancing in the water is the Reddish Egret, which I have to go north or west to photograph. They don't like SF heat apparently. You have lots of them on your side of the coast. Hope you get to photograph them as well.   Posted: 03/11/2023 14:14:22

Cami Marculescu   Cami Marculescu
Great shot and composition, love the contrast and dark background. Well done!   Posted: 03/11/2023 18:11:11

Judy Haran   Judy Haran
This is beautiful. Sharp and clear, showing nice action. I hope to get to Harns Marsh next season, I just found out about it.   Posted: 03/17/2023 13:34:47

Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
Lucky you to have so many great birds available in winter.
Lovely photo.   Posted: 03/20/2023 18:45:54


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