Barbara Mallon  

Great Egret at Altimount Creek by Barbara Mallon

May 2023 - Great Egret at Altimount Creek

About the Image(s)

I was walking with photo friends and caught this Egret. I listed to the free photoshop lesson about 3 weeks ago and separated the bird carefully from the background. I could then brighten and darken the bird; and darken the brights, brim up midtones and darken the Backround. It is transitioning to breeding plumage and green face in mid-March. Canon rebel T7i, 1.4 extender on 100-400 L Canon lens.

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5 comments posted

Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
It is a good shot and with the extender, you had a really 'lengthy' zoom. In lightroom, I decreased the highlights to -45, increased the clarity to +4 and the texture to +17. This gives more definition to the upper part of the bird feathers, especially at the top.   Posted: 05/06/2023 08:08:13
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Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The Egret is very sharp and well separated from the surrounding rocks. The Egret posed nicely, as the open mouth adds some interest. It is hard for me to see the difference that Gaetan made, without seeing them side by side. A suggestion would be to crop off some of the bottom to get rid of some of the out of focus rock.   Posted: 05/14/2023 16:15:16

Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Sharp image with the egret contrasting very well against the dark rocks. I agree with Gaetan that the whites on the top right corner is a bit overexposed giving a "washed out" appearance. With Gaetan able to decrease the highlights the details in the texture of the feathers have emerged.   Posted: 05/17/2023 11:17:17

Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
I like the capture of the eye and the beak open position. The contrast between the subject and its background and foreground blend well. The rocks have nice tones and shading. I would like to see more definition in the birds feathers and shadows.
Nice clarity.   Posted: 05/18/2023 08:56:14

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
I favor composition, the eye is tact sharp, there is detail in the feathers and the mouth being open adding interest, I do agree with Gaetan bringing out further detail adds. Barbara for fun increase the dehaze slider and continue to beyond the mid-fifties. A warm intriguing glow develops.   Posted: 05/21/2023 17:13:20