Snowy Egret

Seen in a Louisiana rookery (Jefferson Island) at last light.

Canon 7D, 400mm f4 DO IS, monopod
ISO 400, f8, 1/3200s

Any comments appreciated.

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Mercy! I would not change a thing here. Wall hanger!

This is perfect as perfect can be, Allen. The subtle varied background makes the image super extra special.

Superb light and plumage detail here. Nice contrast between both wings with respect to the light. Excellent wing position and clarity throughout. Background is very good.

Great shot, indeed, Allen. I love the position of the egret. You just got to love those yellow feet, and they are just dangling nicely. Wonderful wing position as well. Sweet light and background.

Nice wing position, Allen. I like the composition with the far wing forming a nice diagonal. The low contrast of the beak and legs with the background take some getting used to, but I find I like it that way. It takes me a little while to pull them out and that’s a good thing.