Daily Archives: February 19, 2020

Snowy Egret in the frame…

Snowy Egret in the frame and yelling about it, at Orlando Wetlands Scenic Park in Christmas, Florida, USA. Sometimes it is the surrounds that make the photo, even the wildlife photo. Here I like the strong diagonal branch with its texture and the way the out of focus palms in the background section the frame. I put the bird, which is in an interesting pose, on the left rule of thirds “power line” (even though it is facing out-of-frame), with its head at the upper left “power point” so your eye is drawn to the subject, but within the whole composition. Facing out of frame gives the shot some extra tension. Did I think all that through in the field. No, of course not. I do have my rule of thirds grid turned on in the Sony, and I do pay some attention to it in the field, but mostly I just liked what I saw in the viewfinder and shot the image. The composition stuff might explain why I like it…but I liked it before I knew why. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.