The White Heron
|Copyright: Julie Thornton (Juliet)
|Date Taken: 2014-12-19|
|Exposure: f/5.8, 1/1250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-01-03 5:54|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Photo taken as I was walking along a very quiet beach on Playa Linda in Ixtapa Mexico.|
A tall, stately white wader of quiet waters. Common, especially in the south, it may wander far to the north in late summer. Nearly wiped out in the United States in the late 1800s, when its plumes were sought for use in fashion, the Great Egret made a comeback after early conservationists put a stop to the slaughter and protected its colonies; as a result, this bird became the symbol of the National Audubon Society.
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- [2015-01-03 7:54]
Good colour and composition in this shot. The vibrant, yellow feet are very striking and the bird stands out against the blue water. Composition is tops with enough space for the bird to walk into. On my screen the whites looks over exposed but that can well be just a calibration issue on my laptop.
Well done and TFS
Hi Julie, this guy looks like hes already spotted his snack for the afternoon. Those feet really stand out against the stones. A little loss of detail in the feathers on top of his back, not an easy one at that time of the day though.(Maybe f 7-8 might help a little.)Fiona
Bom dia Julie,
You used the harsh light and the consequent OE well in your favor and just achieving a great photo. Impressive sharpness especially the egret eyes.
A very good take of pose and natural beauty.Crisp colors and good detail has an eye catching result.
What a determined "cat walk" o sorry (heron walk) for his own food this is another expression by image well done JULIE THORNTON