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    A Snowy Egret in Nova Scotia is rather unusual and even more so for Cape Breton.
    Canon 1 DX3 600mm and 1.4X
    Iso 400 SS 1/4000 F 7.1
    About 75% FF and cloned out one light bright spot in the water.
    Comments and critiques always appreciated and learned from with thanks,
    Gail

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    Hi Gail, love the dark colors against the egret, so dramatic to match the touch down. Perfect parallel to sensor and your exposure was perfect, well done, i really like the blues in the water! pretty awesome.

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    Stunning landing pose with perfect timing on touch down! I love the dark BG and exposure on the bird! Great work !

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    Hi Gail,

    Beautiful landing moment with full wings and tail feathers in braking positions. Liking the black water as well, setting off the nicely handled whites of the Snowy. I too like and agree with Ann on the subtle blues in the water.


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    Great bird anywhere in Canada! Perfect exposure of those whites against the blacks. I only wish for more separation of the legs, but you gotta love that wing stretch!

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    Classic! Simply beautiful for all the reasons noted above.

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    Congrats Gail!

    The Snowys are everywhere here during the summer but I can relate to the excitement of something different. Still remember my first encounter with one, it was awesome!

    Anyhow, perfect flight landing pose and the well-exposed side on the dark bkg (as mentioned) makes this. But the splash of water at the feet puts it over the top. Composition is fantastic too.

    TFS!

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    Love a white bird against a dark background. This one is excellent in that regard. Nice pose. The title fits the image very well. Nice detail on the bird.

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    Gail:

    Agree with all the positives. Excellent timing. Like the dramatic background, in a perfect world, just a bit more separation between the bill and background would be a nice touch.

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