A Gathering of Egrets

This image was taken in early morning bright sunlight at the Bombay Hook NWR on the Delaware shore. I chose to convert the color image to black and white to highlight the contrasting birds with the the sky and dead tree limb. I am finding that images of these birds are often more dramatic in black and white.

Technical Details

ISO 500, f8, 1/1250 sec. Not a composite. converted to B&W in Lightroom Classic.


This is a striking image Bill. BW for sure! The arrangement of the birds, the negative space around them, all very appealing! Nice shot.

The black and white really shows them off!

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Thank you John.

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This is a beautiful image, Bill. Definitely BW was the way to go. Like the contrast and the different positions of the birds. Nice job.