Ted Evans  

Great Egret Liftoff by Ted Evans

July 2024 - Great Egret Liftoff

About the Image(s)

Taken with: Canon EOS R6 and Sigma EF 200 500mm f5-6.3
Manual ~ Raw
Hand Held
Editing: Photoshop Elements/ON1 Raw ~ crop, minor enhancements

Mission: Found the Great Egret sunning on a dramatic log above the river. Many birds eliminate before flight and I waited patiently for the right moment to take the shot.

2 comments posted

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Ted,
Patience pays off, rewarding you with this nice pose of the bird taking off.
White birds make it very difficult to control the exposure in a sunny day. I find that the image is a bit overexpose. Maybe you can recover some detail in the highlights by reducing the exposure.
As the bird is flying to the left, I would consider another crop, like a landscape format, to create a bit more room on the left side and less in the top of the image. This would result in a more focused attention on the bird.
  Posted: 07/12/2024 05:05:59

Ted Evans   Ted Evans
Hi Maria,

I greatly appreciate your comments and advice. That's very good insight to change the format to landscape. I also found that shooting in the evening to be a better light source, as well. Thanks   Posted: 07/12/2024 07:32:37


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