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Egret on the Hunt
Egret on the Hunt
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Sea World
Date: Dec 26, 2008
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2000
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2008

Taken at Sea World in San Diego. This lovely bird was stalking a young man feeding the sea lions. This was taken just before he stole a fish, which I missed!


Thanks for all of the wonderful comments. What an honor for a free study full of fantastic photographs.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 407
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.0500
Avg (participants): 7.0089
Avg (non-participants): 6.9821
Views since voting: 3367
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 168
Comments: 40
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/20/2014 04:53:57 PM
Wow the detail is so amazing in this one. Love the background, it really makes the bird pop.
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12/12/2010 03:25:13 PM
Very nice indeed .. .
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12/12/2010 03:08:57 PM
How come my egret shots from my local zoo can not be like this quality? I will try it again next time. Outstanding shot!
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11/30/2010 05:02:23 AM
This is a stunningly good looking image and I am ever so envious that I don't have an image of this calibre in my portfolio. So, to compensate, I have added it to my "Favorites" list.

Very nicely done.

Ray
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01/08/2009 09:48:08 PM
Congratulations on top 10 with this wonderful image.
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01/08/2009 09:02:51 PM
Nice Ben-- I love the orangish bokey behind the bird!
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01/08/2009 02:20:10 PM
Love, love, love this!
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01/08/2009 01:17:12 PM
Outstanding shot, Ben. Really excellent. Congrats on top 10.
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01/08/2009 10:59:52 AM
Beautiful congrats on your top 10.
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01/08/2009 09:04:02 AM
Congrats on top 10. This is wonderful.
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01/08/2009 07:40:37 AM
Beautful, Ben! I love these birds, and you have done them mighty fine justice!

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01/08/2009 07:26:28 AM
Top Ten in a Free Study!! Yipppeee, Ben! And a 7!! Now you can join the Seven with No Ribbon club. :)
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01/08/2009 01:54:16 AM
Fantabulous, Ben! The color, the detail, the dof! Congrats on top ten in an incredible competition.
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01/08/2009 12:33:14 AM
Great shot. I love the backgound color and the 70-200 produces such beautiful bokeh. A FS with two wildlife shots in the top ten! Congrats on a beautiful capture and edit.
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01/08/2009 12:25:20 AM
Awesome!! Huge congrats on the top ten!!
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01/08/2009 12:17:31 AM
One of the most beautiful Egret shots I've ever seen! The background is a perfect backdrop for that beautiful white bird. Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2009 11:44:03 PM
WOW, I love the bokeh but most of all the nice sharp focus. The square crop is complimentary also. 10 -BB
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01/07/2009 08:18:06 PM
Lovely!
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01/07/2009 01:33:32 AM
lovely smooth background and colour...great image overall, lighting is fabulous as is the focus and detail...9
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01/06/2009 08:59:29 PM
Beautifully captured, one of my 10's for this challenge, great background colours and the light on the feathers is perfect.
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01/06/2009 01:12:49 PM
Nice lighting and sharpness.
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01/06/2009 07:58:44 AM
8 - Love the contrast. Wish I could see more texture in the feathers, but difficult.
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01/06/2009 06:48:15 AM
Beautiful capture with superb colours, exposure and DOF
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01/06/2009 12:12:17 AM
Excellant choice of background. It really makes this egret stand out
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01/04/2009 11:43:42 PM
Lovely. Among best of show. Great color and detail, plus it's a very photogenic subject. Thanks for showing it to us.
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01/04/2009 11:30:24 PM
Excellent contrast makes this pop
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01/04/2009 03:39:30 PM
Nice clear capture and an awesome background color to compliment the bird.
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01/04/2009 01:11:49 PM
Very nicely composed and great background.
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01/04/2009 06:26:24 AM
Wow, this is GREAT, the colors and sharpness are superb.
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01/04/2009 02:06:14 AM
this is excellent, well done
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01/03/2009 12:36:42 PM
wonderful shot...just a tad more on the bottom to get the complete spray of the feathers...but then...this may not be cropped at all...
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01/01/2009 10:31:35 PM
Ben, you really outdid yourself with this image. Should be a ribbon winner in my opinion. Wish I could vote because you would receive a 10 from me, but since I can't cause I know it's yours it's going to my favs :)!
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01/01/2009 06:46:06 PM
wow, just beautiful ...
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01/01/2009 03:04:10 PM
Gorgeous - warm rich bokeh really shows off the white bird well, and excellent detail in the bird itself.
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01/01/2009 01:14:14 PM
brilliant details, excellent bokeh and a great pose by the bird .. excellent shot .. :)
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01/01/2009 09:02:03 AM
Wonderful focus and DOF. Love the background color. :~)
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01/01/2009 06:09:02 AM
beautiful
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01/01/2009 12:29:09 AM
Very nice! I like the composition, background color blur, and Egret expression (whatever that means).
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01/01/2009 12:16:14 AM
Perfect 10! A standout bird shot! Great background color and sharpness.
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01/01/2009 12:12:18 AM
Fabulous! I hope this does well for you.

It's all perfect.
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