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Old May 5, 2005, 6:49 PM   #1
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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/LTSHA1.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/LYSHA2.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/LYSHA3.JPG[/img]

These images were taken 10 minutes after the first group. The sun is now high enough to reflect light, off of the Egret reflections and back onto the bird.

:-) Of course it's a different bird...

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Old May 5, 2005, 9:08 PM   #2
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I really like three. Have you experimented with a more extreme crop. Try taking out the reflection and focus on the main bird image. The light is so great this photo does not need the reflection.

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Old May 6, 2005, 5:54 AM   #3
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:lol:

Ahhh, but I love the reflections! You can always crop, its uncropping that's difficult...

I'll be posting some other images later on...

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Old May 6, 2005, 2:59 PM   #4
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not only do i like the reflections of the egret in the water, i really like #3 and the reflections of the water on the egret!!!! just too good!!!!

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To crop or not to crop, that is the question, and a totally subjective one at that.
As for me, especially in the third shot, I would leave as is. In the third shot,
I really like the reflection and also the capture of the light reflecting off the
ripples onto the bird.
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Let us all reflect on the matter in question.

I like the reflections too. It would be difficult for me to crop out such nice additions. However, as has been said, subjective is subjective.
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Old May 7, 2005, 2:13 PM   #7
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Well, in this case I actually feel it's beyond the subjective.

True, is you want to look right into an Egrets eye, you have to crop, but to crop this images, not only would the relfection be gone, but those weeds standing through the still water...

The whole image has an "effect" which would be lost.

Not that there's anything wrong with close-ups....:-)

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