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Great White Egret poses for me
Lens: Pentax 18-55mm DA L ll Camera: K-x Photo Location: park ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F9.5 
Posted By: photolady95, 11-26-2012, 04:37 PM

Actually, it was f9. Still wondering when Adam will include those others we have.

Taken at a local river park today:



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Great shot! They are very beautiful birds!
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Thanks Julie. Yes, they are beautiful birds. Fortunately for me, this one isn't camera or people shy.
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Great lighting and bird form. I like how much of the background recedes into darkness. Very pleasant photograph to brighten moods.
One suggestion would be to crop in from right side 10%.

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Crop from the right side would put his bill too close to the side. I crop as I see fit, birds or other animals should have room in from of their face to allow them to breathe and they are not walking out of the frame..

Thanks for the other comment.

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Nice photo.
The kit lens is quite sharp when you find its sweet spot.
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Thanks Mickey! I beleive the sweep spot is f8 though this was taken at f9, I have others taken with this lens at f8. All at 55mm.
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This is beautifully done, Mar. I know from experience that getting perfect exposure (as you've done here) of these bright white birds against a green background isn't easy as you make it look.

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Nice one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
This is beautifully done, Mar. I know from experience that getting perfect exposure (as you've done here) of these bright white birds against a green background isn't easy as you make it look.
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Thanks Jer! One of my secrets is I use spot metering, so it meters the bird only, not the entire scene.

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Nice one.
Thanks Susan!
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Well captured and perfectly framed.
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Thjanks Dave. Btw, I haven't tried your instructions for larger viewing of my photos yet. That's for a day when I have nothing else going on.
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Lucky You! Awesome shot of a very elegant and regal bird!!
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Thanks Tess!
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The dark background really bring out the beauty of the bird. In my opinion the picture does not need to be cropped. Having space on the right side conveys a sense of motion/direction of where the bird is going.
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