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Strike 1

Strike 1
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Copyright: Dilshan Mahdi Hussainmiya (dilshan74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 66 N: 1214] (6696)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-27
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood
Camera: Nikon D300s DSLR, Sigma 50-500mm HSM APO DG f/4.0-6.3 OS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 6:48
Viewed: 1990
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An egret strikes the shallow waters of a small waterhole to try and catch some late dinner. I watched this guy for a while from behind some long tall grass and set up my tripod to a lower level. Using a wireless remote shutter release and through careful timing, managed to capture this split second moment. Any comments welcome and thanks for viewing.

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Hello Dilshan,

Beauté grandiose entre cette aigrette gourmande, ses propres réflections et les perles d'eau.
Joli jeu de couleurs sur l'eau qui ondule discrètement. Bravo pour cette composition poétique.
Félicitations et TFS.
Salutations. Yolande

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-06-04 8:17]

Hi Dilshan,
A nice golden cast in this nature shot with the FG blurred with the out of focused tall reeds!
A nice gesture from the bird, it was worth waiting for such a pose.
Very sharp image and perfect lighting.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Very beautiful colours and so calm looking image of nature, details are excellent well done DILSHAN MAHDI HUSSAINMIYA.

Great timing and capture of this egret. I love the water droplets denoting action. Great pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Dilshan
nice mirror image. great timing. good clarity of details and fine reflection.
splendid natural colors. well composed.

Another marvelous work where you got perfect exposure on this lovely egret, Dilshan!
Great focus and perfect color contrast between the white egret and the surface of the waters.
The sharpness and POV are excellent.
The mirror-reflections are doing wonders in this shot.
Good work!

Thanks and regards,

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-04 13:48]

Perfecftly timed shot and a strong POV capturing nicely diffused light. The blurred FG reeds actually add to this image.
Very Sharp.

Hi Dilshan, you really did get perfect timing here. I love the way the water has been frozen around his face to look like a mask. Fiona

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-06-04 19:27]

Bonsoir Dilshan,

Nice picture of this egret fishing. Good action, nice balanced composition. Good sharpness and perfect exposure rendering beautifull details in its white feathers. Plus a lovely reflection of it in the water. Excellent work and TFS.


Amazing timing for this specatular shot Dilshan. Lovely lighting, color, detail.. Well done. TFS, Lori

Hi,the atmosphere created by those tones is magical.A truly intimate look at nature.Your efforts payed off with a high quality image.Best wishes Otto.

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  • PJNS Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 18] (579)
  • [2011-06-24 18:11]

Hi Dilshan!

Excelent photo, well done.

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