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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

On an overcast day this past week I was able to get some bird shots that featured reflections:

ISO 2000 70mm 0ev f/7.1 1/15

ISO 2000 70mm 0ev f/7.1 1/15

This Cattle Egret has an almost identical replica of itself right beneath its feet.  The somewhat dark, overcast morning allowed for some vivid reflections.  It did mean however that I had to raise my ISO and lower my shutter speed to attempt to get the photo I was after.  This bird paused for a moment, so I was able to get the shot.  I have plenty of other shots that will be headed straight to the trash bin.  As far as editing, I stuck some pretty basic moves, I cropped the photo, increased the temperature rating in Camera Raw to warm it up a bit, and sharpened it.  Here is the original:

ISO 2000 70mm 0ev f/7.1 1/15

ISO 2000 70mm 0ev f/7.1 1/15

I think the edits make for a more compelling photo, what do you think?  Feel free to comment below.

Cheers!

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31 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet | kujdes

  2. Excellent capture, and I thought it was a great job post-processing it, drawing our eyes more to both the bird and its reflection. The real bird is looking down at it’s reflection, but for some reason its reflection doesn’t seem to be looking right at it. That’s what I see 😀

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  3. Sonel says:

    Wow! This is one amazing shot of the Cattle egret and its reflection Amy! I find them adorable! I love what you did with the photo. It’s gorgeous. 😀

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