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Old Feb 27, 2003, 7:24 AM   #1
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Default An Egret...I think! From behind.

I had about 30 minutes to spare and wanted to take shots of some water fowl around Captiva Island. I watched this one but the only decent shot I got was this one, and it was from behind.

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Old Feb 27, 2003, 3:16 PM   #2
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EXQUISITE!!!!!!! Very sculptural and almost abstract. Great capture.
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Old Feb 27, 2003, 6:42 PM   #3
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Thank you, artshot, you are too kind. I wish that I could have gotten one from the front, but I had a little 1 year old girl who was not pleased with standing around too much.

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Having a one year old with you and still being able to get the shot... now that's amazing. How did you manage to get such a dark, even background? It really sets off the outline of the feathers.
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The situation with the background was also just luck. The bird was flying from one spot in a small lake to another (guess it tired of my camera), so the background was the dark colored, still water from the lake. I selected the lake and used levels is PS to darken the water even more. A bit of cloning out tiny spots, and there it was!
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I realy like this shot. An essence of egret.
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