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    Snowy Egrets...C&C Appreciated

    I have been catching up on post processing images from last winters photo trips. These were shot early morning, with the low sun backlighting the bird. The water in the marsh was perfectly still reflecting the sky. Your critique and comments are always welcome.

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    Excellent sharp shots of a tricky subject.

    With the first one, I was wondering how it could be standing on a branch which was 'floating in the air' then I eventually realised that the branch is sticking out of the water.

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    Joe, I think they are all superb captures of a very beautiful bird. I'm a huge
    fan of #2, as you caught him/her just at the opportune second..Snowy Egrets...C&C Appreciated

    Only change I might make is to clone out that little black spot just above the right
    wing in image #2.

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    Well done, Joe great captures.

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    All nicely done Joe. The first one I might crop a bit....I thought it was floating as well. lol

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    Re: Snowy Egrets...C&C Appreciated

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Excellent sharp shots of a tricky subject.

    With the first one, I was wondering how it could be standing on a branch which was 'floating in the air' then I eventually realised that the branch is sticking out of the water.
    Thank Geoff, you are correct...a branch sticking out of the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    Joe, I think they are all superb captures of a very beautiful bird. I'm a huge
    fan of #2, as you caught him/her just at the opportune second..Snowy Egrets...C&C Appreciated

    Only change I might make is to clone out that little black spot just above the right
    wing in image #2.
    Thanks Mike, I missed that spot...good eyes. I'll take care of it in the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack R Mann View Post
    Well done, Joe great captures.
    Thanks Jack, I appreciate your viewing and comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    All nicely done Joe. The first one I might crop a bit....I thought it was floating as well. lol
    Thanks Paul, I will crop it so it does not look like it is floating.

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    Re: Snowy Egrets...C&C Appreciated

    Excellent captures and a very artistic presentation. Well done.

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    Nice series of images Joe, personally I like #3 as you've captured it at just the right time.

    Would you know what the latin name of the Snowy Egret is as it resembles our "Little Egret"

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    Re: Snowy Egrets...C&C Appreciated

    Excellent captures and a great job keeping the detail in the whites. Unless the water is totally featureless, I would try darkening and increasing the contrast of just the water enough to bring out the surface so that the background looks more natural.

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