this one is from my fav egret spot.. tried including the tree branches to create a different feel.. let me know if this works or not :)
thanks in advance for views and critiques..
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:09 pm
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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:56 pm

works very well for me in fact :-). The play of light is just amazing Manjunath.

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Commentby Manjunath on Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:25 pm

thank you Sir :).. it was a cloudy day with sun peeking out now and then, it was a fun day for photography :)..

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Commentby neelu on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:23 pm


the bands of shadows and light..make this image... very very nice..

Commentby AratiRao on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:16 pm

You have captured a lovely, regal pose of the egret Manjunath ... and the light and shade "Chiaroscuro" play is superb.
Was there a slight wind? the soft fluffiness of the feathers seem to give this a very fleeting, ephemeral look - would love to see this blown up. As i look at this image more, i seem to long for some light on the leg -- maybe the leg that is raised ... it is such a typical pose, and it would make a perfect portrait of the bird ... but of course, one cannot have everything ... and you already have a great portrait here.


~ Arati Rao ~

Commentby Hrishikesh N on Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:23 pm

Beautiful one Manjunath. I too loved the play of light.


Commentby Manjunath on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:24 pm

thanks Neelu, Arati and Hrishi.. glad you all liked it as well..
Arati, you have a beautiful way with words (had to google "chiaroscuro" :)), thanks again.. yes, there was a slight wind blowing.. i will go back and check if there is a different frame with the leg in light..

on a side note, is right click disabled on CNP, or is it just me?

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Commentby Debiprakash Dass on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:07 pm

Wonderful play of light and shadow. . portrays the egret perfectly.

Commentby krishnan v on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:41 pm

+1 on all the comments . I personally would get the legs a tad defined. TFS !

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Commentby nitinr on Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:18 am

Loved the composition and the light!!!! TFS :) :)

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:42 am

Works very well Manjunath ! A fine composition here. Images like this time and again proves it is not about the subjects, it is about the vision of the photographer !! Thanks for sharing..

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Commentby Radha on Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:28 am

Manjunath, this is a very fine image. It makes me feel like I am looking at an egret through clouds.. I think one would normally tend to overlook an image that has a bright spot around the main areas, but that is exactly what adds to the beauty of this image.

Very well done :)

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Commentby sriram janak on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:21 pm

beautifully captured...

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Commentby Manjunath on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:20 pm

thanks all :)..
Ganesh Sir, without the chat the other day i wouldnt have posted this image.. thanks for your kind words :)..

- Manjunath

Commentby Samyak on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:19 pm

A Very poetic approach to this such a common bird. From darkness to light, the whole body guided by the patches of light works very well.
Finally, the eye nicely rests over the lit area of its. The white background behind gives the cloud feeling. A Fine Image to remember for a long time.


Commentby Raviprakash S S on Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:47 pm

Beautiful image Manjunath.. Just love the pose and the background.. Wonderful visualization and execution