Egret

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  • Paul Sokal
    Paul Sokal
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    on: May 22, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Okay, here’s my one bird picture. I am definitely not a birder or bird photographer. This was shot in the spillway of Dallas’ White Rock Lake, the largest urban lake in the US.

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    Russ Lewis
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    Re: Egret
    Reply #1 on: May 22, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Great shot, John. You caught him at exactly the right time.

    Russ Lewis

    Erik Brammer
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    Reply #2 on: May 22, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Perfect setting with that flow step. Congratulations!

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks, guys.

    Jack Varney
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    Reply #4 on: June 4, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Stunning tonal range and contrast.

     

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #5 on: June 5, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Thanks, Jack.

    Christopher Sanderson
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    Reply #6 on: June 5, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Magnificent shot. Bravo. The tones and composition are truly elegant.  I would love to see this as a large print.
    The smoothness of the speeding water above the crisp splash below is arresting. Superb technique.

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #7 on: June 5, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks, Chris

    Russ Lewis
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    Reply #8 on: June 6, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Paul, Forgive me for calling you John. I don’t remember whom I’d been talking to, but it must have been a John. My second son is a Paul, so it’s obvious I have no problem with the name. Your egret is a fine shot. I’m not sure who he is. He looks a lot like the other egrets I’ve seen.

    Russ Lewis

    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #9 on: June 6, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Thanks, Russ. No problem. I’ve been called a lot worse.

    Geof Margo
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    Reply #10 on: June 6, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Paul, I like this so much. How did you get the water over the spillway like that? At first I thought a very slow shutter, but the water below it looks like it is caught with a fast shutter.

    The egret is perfect, with the legs breaking the water flow, and the beautiful mishapen shadow. Thanks.

    Geof

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    Paul Sokal
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    Reply #11 on: June 6, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Geof, thanks for your comments. That’s just the way the water was flowing that day. As I recall we’d had a lot of rain and the lake level was high. This was shot a 1/800 at 200mm.

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