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    This Egret seems to be resident by the lake at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre...lately one of my favourite spots for Ducks and Egrets. I watched this one for a while until it stayed in-between the wooden posts adjacent to the water. I thought it framed the bird nicely.

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    The title fits the image very well. Nice to see something different. The white bird goes great against that dark background.

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    Framing works well, nice eye level POV and bright light well handled

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    Always love white birds against dark BG. You handled the slightly harsh light well. Love the pose, plumes and "framing". TFS

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    This is kind of neat the way the posts frame the egret. When I first saw it, I thought this was a Photoshop frame!
    I love the BG by the feet. Has a painterley feel to it.
    Would not mind a bit more room at the bottom for the virtual feet.
    Whites look good,
    Gail

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    It works for me great composition and exposure.

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    Bird really cracks on the background. Amazing you could use the posts as you did. Not a huge fan of made man stuff, but it's required here. Detail/Exp look good across the bird. Wish the legs were a bit sharper.

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    Thanks all for the kind feedback...I usually get email notification of replies, but I don't seem to have got them this time...unsure why.
    Now...I have to admit one thing: the original post on the right was a lot brighter and a different colour due to the sun direction which I didn't like. So...I duplicated the layer in Photoshop, flipped it vertical, used the move tool to move the layer so that the left post lined up with the original right post, then I applied a layer mask so that only the post is shown. I then did some work on the post so that it didn't match exactly the original post. I don't normally like to do this much work, but the mismatch between the posts got to me.
    Last edited by Paul Burdett; 09-25-2020 at 10:09 PM.

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