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    Default Cattle Egret... Breeding Colors And Plumage

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    I captured this image at the rookery in the alligator breeding pond in Gatorland, Orlando, Florida. Comments and critique welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Wow. You caught this egret in peak breeding plumage. Handsome portrait, nicely captured.

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    Joe, really really pretty color palette. I didn't realize these guys turned so magnificently as we really don't get them on the front range of the Rockies.

    Other than having a tad more room at top and perhaps exchanging one or two stops of SS for depth, I would love to have a frame like this.

    Well done!

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    Awesome pic well done, super sharp

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    Hi Joe .... very nice portrait !!!
    Works well and do like the colorful overall appearance . Cool contrasting greens in the BG !!!
    Just think the blue/cyans in the plumage are a tiny bit too strong ...

    TFS Andreas

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    hi Joseph,

    congratultaions.
    +Andreas ı agree

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    Quite the colur display, and the fanned head feathers is pretty darn neat. Good BG. I do see the cyan-ish cast on the cheek and neck - easy fix...but wow what a beautiful portrait!!

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    Fantastic portrait Joseph! I love the breeding colors and the puffed up crown. I do wish you had a touch more DOF...looks like maybe f/8 would have helped. Still great job!

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    really cool portrait of a common bird, while anyone can make a sharp headshot of an egret but you made it that extra bit special with a nice BG, a good composition and an attractive pose (fanned crown) . I might warm the coolest whites a bit



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    Hey Joe, This one is a stunner. Love the image design and the plumage. what was the date including the year? I agree with Andre in that some of the whites have some BLUE/CYAN ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Morris View Post
    Hey Joe, This one is a stunner. Love the image design and the plumage. what was the date including the year? I agree with Andre in that some of the whites have some BLUE/CYAN ...

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    Hi Artie, thank you for viewing and commenting. This image was captured when we could go to Gatorland without worry, March 30, 2017. I am sure the blue came from the bird being in shadow. I fixed it in Photoshop Selective Color tool. Thanks again, Artie.
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    What a gorgeous portrait!
    Love the colors, IQ and BG.
    I see a bit of blue in some of the whites (Cheek and neck).
    Agree with Brian for a smidge more room up top.
    I like this a lot!

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    Great portrait. Love those breeding colors. That hair do rocks.

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    Thanks everyone for viewing and commenting, much appreciated.
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