Reddish Egret In Flight
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birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Never could get this guy doing his fishing ritual . Leave the beach tomorrow, so will have to wait until next time. Did get a couple of in flights .

As always , your nits , crits and suggestions are most appreciated

Hope you enjoy .

Birdie



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Some wonderful looks at the Reddish here Birdie.

#2 is spectacular for me
#3 is very simple and pleasing with nice depth and fine detail. Not sure but might be a bit on the cool side of WB?
#1 Hmmm, I like the inclusion of the grasses and the reach to the water but maybe the Reddish is a bit too high in the frame here and the image to me seems a little overall dark?

Easy for me to love both #2 and #3, lovely shots young lady
Karl



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Wants to be an emaciated heron I guess. I've seen these guys at a distance only. Quite pretty. #2 is my pick.



marklankton
Registered: May 23, 2008
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Birdie, these are all very nice -- #2 is excellent, what a great flight capture!
Mark



eyelaser
Registered: Oct 29, 2005
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You ought to be mighty proud of these shots Roberta. You nailed the in flights and the detail is wonderful. I wonder if Karl is right..(of course he is, who am I kidding ) but I was thinking that if you had a little more sky on top that would make the egret appear lower (just a thought)...but I love the grasses being included..it sets the landscape for me.
I guess the Last Tango in Paris will have to wait until next year
Eric



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
Total Posts: 23248
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Some wonderful looks at the Reddish here Birdie.

#2 is spectacular for me
#3 is very simple and pleasing with nice depth and fine detail. Not sure but might be a bit on the cool side of WB?
#1 Hmmm, I like the inclusion of the grasses and the reach to the water but maybe the Reddish is a bit too high in the frame here and the image to me seems a little overall dark?

Easy for me to love both #2 and #3, lovely shots young lady
Karl


Thanks so much Karl . I think I have corrected the overly cool tone on the last and reposted.
As to one. Originally I tried to move him down a bit, but my skills are lacking . The variations in the sky are giving me problems moving him, but will keep working on it. Thanks you for your suggestions , you are right

Birdie



jfwoodman
Registered: Oct 31, 2007
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Great shots, Birdie. I agree with Karl, as always. #1 would be awesome if the reddish was a bit closer to the beach/grasses, but it seems a stretch here. #3 is flat out awesome - love it!

Jim



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Wants to be an emaciated heron I guess. I've seen these guys at a distance only. Quite pretty. #2 is my pick.


Thank you very much Ken!

Birdie, these are all very nice -- #2 is excellent, what a great flight capture!
Mark


Much appreciated Mark. Thank you !

You ought to be mighty proud of these shots Roberta. You nailed the in flights and the detail is wonderful. I wonder if Karl is right..(of course he is, who am I kidding ) but I was thinking that if you had a little more sky on top that would make the egret appear lower (just a thought)...but I love the grasses being included..it sets the landscape for me.
I guess the Last Tango in Paris will have to wait until next year
Eric


Excellent suggestion Eric ! I have added more to the top and cropped some off the bottom. I reposted and removed the other one. Also tried to brighten it up a bit .
Does this work better gentlemen

Birdie



sritri
Registered: Jul 04, 2004
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These are superb Birdie. Composition I guess is purely subjective as in #1 I would have discarded the grass as his eyes are focussed completely out of the grass. But either way these are superb. I wish some day I can come close



tinyfishy
Registered: Sep 16, 2009
Total Posts: 285
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Nice set you have here....I like both flight shots, naturally.



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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great set Roberta.. #2 and #3 are my favorites



thomas_1950
Registered: Nov 19, 2012
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Congrats Birdie ... terrific images of a usually skittish bird with great detail.



CDaescher
Registered: Jul 19, 2011
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Very nicely done, Birdie.
#3 is very beautiful but the winner for me is #2.
What a great flight by image with this BG.
Chris



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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2 and 3 are very nice Birdie. 1 is tough... I also like the grass in the shot, but Karl nailed it - the burd is too high in the frame. Maybe cropping a fair amount off the left to make it a vertical crop would work. OR - crop to landscape and loose the grass.

Just my thoughts ~ Ron



canadajim
Registered: Apr 23, 2006
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Gotta go with number two but it wasn't an easy decision!

Great work.

Jim



gsmani
Registered: Mar 02, 2010
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very nice birdie.



blueimage
Registered: Jan 11, 2010
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These are all very nice Birdie, but #2 stands out for me. With the three bg colors and the perfectly placed bird, it could be the national flag of Egretistan.

Jim



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Fine shots Birdie, good job. I would pick 2, 3 and 1 in that order
David



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
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Hi Birdie:

Sweet series. At first I didn't think I like the crop but it has grown on me. Frame it!

Ted



Mark Cronin
Registered: Nov 05, 2011
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These are all very nice Roberta.
I do think the wider angle and grass adds to the first.

Mark



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