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Great Egret (Ardea alba), Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA 16may2007 - Canon 20D 100-400mm IS handheld - photo by Mike Baird bairdphotos.com - NEW 5/20/07 See a "manipulated" version of this photo at www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/507188808/ - this "manipulation" was attempted because the horizon is not perfectly level in the above original, and straightening the image would have clipped a bit of the top wing of the Great Egret... by comparing each image you can see where I have cloned pieces of the sky, water, and tips of the top wing and tips of the feet to complete the composition. WHICH VERSION DO YOU LIKE BEST? Comments welcome... Mike Baird mike at mikebaird dot com

Great Egret "Ardea alba" bird "morro bay" "morro strand" mikebaird 16may2007 birdsofmorrobay

 

photomorrobay pool members especially, please critique this image for technical and/or artistic improvement. mike [at} mikebaird dot com bairdphotos.com

 

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Taken on May 16, 2007