Egret , Checking Himself Out

Image: Egret, Checking Himself Out

Description: This image was captured on the I and M Canal in the Lockport, Il. area back in September of 2022. I like not only the symmetry of the Egret and his reflection in the canal, but also that of the background foliage.

Specific Feedback Requested: All comments are welcomed.

Pertinent technical details or techniques: Camera: Canon R5. Lens: RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM @ 300.00 mm, f/5.6 @ 1/500 sec. ISO 100. Edited using Photoshop and Topaz Denoise AI and Sharpen AI.


This is super.
Goes well beyond a document of a bird…

Thank you for your kind comment. Bob

Absolutely! A gorgeous image with the perfect pose. I love the subtlety of the BG!

Thank you for the kind words. Bob

Lovely image - I like his expression. Nice reflection!

Thank you, Roberta. Bob

This is a very nice shot of an Egret, Robert! It’s a perfect candidate for the challenge with that strong reflection. I think the square crop is perfect for this shot and I like that you didn’t try to bring out more detail in the dark background because it puts more emphasis on the reflection and symmetry.

Thank you very much, Gary. Bob