Peter Dominowski  

Great Egret in Flight by Peter Dominowski

January 2022 - Great Egret in Flight

About the Image(s)

A Great Egret takes flight and shines in the early morning light. Venice Audubon Rookery, Venice, Florida USA. January 6, 2022.

Nikon D850
70-200mm f/2.8 Nikon zoom lens with 1.4x teleconverter - 280mm
ISO 250
1/3200 @ f/6.3
Image was cropped and processed in Adobe Lightroom.

5 comments posted

Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Really like this image. You did great!   Posted: 01/11/2022 10:42:17
Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Thank you, Donald...I nailed the BIF, but wondering if others think the background is too distracting.   Posted: 01/11/2022 14:14:04

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Beautiful Great White Egret. Is this from this spring? Our Great whites are not showing the breeding colors yet...just the beautiful feather. The background is what you are faced with sometimes when shooting them in wetlands. I am not overly bothered by it, but do you have LR? latest edition? They have the select subject and then invert that would allow you to blur the background by using clarity and sharpness sliders on the background. If you've not tried it yet, give it a whirl on this one and you'll find it does a credible job. Won't make it into a really blurry background but will help some. I also might just crop it some on the right since you really don't need that much space for him to fly into. Just some thoughts to try.   Posted: 01/20/2022 15:08:45
Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
Thanks much for those helpful suggestions, Sherry!   Posted: 01/20/2022 15:14:42
Peter Dominowski   Peter Dominowski
This was shot a couple of weeks ago at Venice Rookery   Posted: 01/20/2022 15:15:26


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