Reddish Egret Sky pointing

Posted by capebretondoc on Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:02 am

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This gorgeous reddish egret in breeding colors landed about 10 feet away from me. His mate flew in and he started to sky point.
I was just able to get the beak within the frame.
It was a very windy, cloudy day. I think the wind blown feathers on the neck are kind of cool.
Canon 1 DX 600mm ISO 2000 F 5.6 SS 1/1000
As always, looks better when clicked on.
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by joem on Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:00 pm
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Pose, detail & colours all look great Gail.

by Ron Day on Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:18 pm
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Great timing to capture the sky pointing behavior, Gail. Love the wind-blown feathers and the beautiful color.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:48 pm
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Cool pose and details, I also like the composition.
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:13 pm
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Very nice portrait shot, telling a behavior story, Gail.

by Dan Kearl on Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:07 pm
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This is beautiful Gail...Details on the neck feathers are as good as it gets..
A bit tight at the top for me but this is all you had..

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:11 pm
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I agree , the wind-blown feathers add a lot-they make it into a lively portrait, and it's already excellent. The curving neck makes a good , lyrical composition. I wonder about the dark area at the top-it kind of works but it puzzles me. I guess there could be a tad more space at the top as well, if you're into adding real estate. Works very well "as is" too.
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by Mako_Elite on Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:32 pm
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I really like this shot. Superb portrait with an amazing details and the BG is good as it gets. Nice job Gail!


by Carol Clarke on Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:13 am
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Lovely behaviour capture, artistic lines and wind blown feathers in this fine portrait, Gail!

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