Henriette Brasseur  

Great White Egret Displaying by Henriette Brasseur

November 2021 - Great White Egret Displaying

November 2021 - Henriette Brasseur


About the Image(s)

My intent was to isolate the Great White Egret from it’s background and to remove distracting sticks that encroached on the egret. The male egret places itself in a prominent position in the tree branches and begins to display arching the feathers outward in order to attract a female. He first begins with his body lying relatively flat on the tree branches and then he slowly rises upward and unwinds his body pointing his head upwards. Next he slumps his body down on the branches and thus begins again with the ritualistic display of attracting a female with his beautiful feathers. The image was taken on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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5 comments posted

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
A beautiful photograph Henriette. The conversion to black and white turns the color photograph into a fine art photograph.
The sharpness is great as well as the position of the Egret when you took his photograph.   Posted: 11/20/2021 09:28:30

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
This is a superb image Henriette. Your original capture is excellent, but your conversion to B&W is masterful. The only colour to be lost from the egret is in the beak and that is so minor. Your final image all distracting elements and forces us to focus on the egret itself. I think this image would do well in a nature competition and would also look very strong printed and hung on display. A great work Henriette, congratulations.   Posted: 11/22/2021 01:02:37

Sophie Pouillon   Sophie Pouillon
I love this image. How beautiful, graceful,... I find your image well finished and the treatment highlights the detail of the feathers, the elegance of this animal.
Thank you for presenting us this image. Bravo   Posted: 11/23/2021 09:52:44

Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
Henriette, This image is stunning. I agree with Jay in that it is fine art photography. The story makes it all that more interesting. I love the softness of the feathers and the hard lines of the Egrets body. You have captured this beautifully.   Posted: 11/23/2021 11:14:50

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Hmmm ... I don't think you could go wrong with either the color or the b&w. The eye is very sharp and the detail of the feathers that are spread is sharp too. Detail of feathering on the neck has been somewhat lost on the b&w version. I like the removal of the sticks from around the bird in the b&w version. Nice capture!   Posted: 11/24/2021 09:16:00