Bird Photo Competition 6 2012 : Entry Number 129

Judges Comment

Perfect timing and backlighting combine to give an action shot with a difference.

Photographers Comment

Thank you! My name is Lawrence McCrorey and I live in San Jose, Ca. Shot at a fave location in Campbell, Ca. / Los Gatos Creek Park ponds with a Nikon D5100. Raw post-processing was done in Lightroom; mostly curves adjustments to balance the Egret against the background, a touch of noise reduction and then a final crop. This is an early morning shot from mid-December. It's an honor to be among so many beautiful shots and congratulations to the winner!