Night Bird

Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 2 January 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Grizzly Island, California - Jan. 1, 2008

You can watch the Grizzly Island Video here.

SONY DSC-H9 1/1000 second F/4.5 ISO 80 78 mm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Craig, this is wonderful. The whiteness against the black is stunning.

2 Jan 2008 5:50am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


2 Jan 2008 6:24am

martie from Japan

What a great capture - and in B&W too! Stunning!

2 Jan 2008 8:34am

Betty from Harmony, United States

Great black and white, I really like the reflection of the bird in the water!

2 Jan 2008 12:31pm

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Just another very nice shot, again the b/w is a perfect choice here.

2 Jan 2008 12:46pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

great image - the bird is so bright against the dark background it almost looks like it is glowing.

2 Jan 2008 12:59pm

Wolfgang Prigge from Canada

Very good one, bravo!

2 Jan 2008 1:04pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Awesome capture! Like the reflection in the water.

2 Jan 2008 1:35pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I am so in awe of this!!!

2 Jan 2008 1:45pm

Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

nice b&w. great shot

2 Jan 2008 1:48pm

Photographs by M.E. from Encino, United States

good one on the application of B&W!

2 Jan 2008 4:10pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

The reflection is way cool, but he looks blown out on my monitor, no body detail. Do I need a new monitor???!!!

2 Jan 2008 4:54pm

@MontereyJohn: Hi John! Thanks for your reply. I don't know if you need a new monitor or if your monitor or my monitor need to be adjusted. I attempted to get the bird as white as possible and leave ever so slight details in him. It works on my monitors but I'm not positive mine is calibrated absolutely correctly. I've calibrated my monitors recently with both Adobe Gamma and huey/xrite calibration devices. But, I believe the results are still somewhat subjective. I do run two monitors on my system: an LCD monitor and a CRT monitor. This image is best viewed on my LCD. Details on the CRT are a bit more blown out. Thanks for your comment John! You're always welcome at my site!!!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Very dynamic and graphioc, its like the bird (is it an Egret) is lighting the water in front of it, an amazing capture, and I love how you handled it.

2 Jan 2008 10:46pm

@Richard_Irwin: Yes, it is a Snowy Egret. Thanks for all your comments Richard!!!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Awesome image the soft reflection and the light

2 Jan 2008 11:01pm

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Nice B&W shot of the bird! His reflection almost looks like the light of the moon reflected on the water.

3 Jan 2008 2:12am

Walt from Scarborough, Canada

He stands out so clearly - well done.

3 Jan 2008 2:38am

Rebecca from Leicester, United Kingdom

I can’t help but agree with friends above. This is indeed absolutely stunning, Craiger. I love it. Truly exceptional lighting, contrast, composition yet again. This one almost leaps off the screen, imho. Thank you also for the link to the video of Grizzly Island. I really enjoyed viewing it. Truly awesome and beautiful wildlife in nature, especially when undisturbed by mankind’s intrusion!

3 Jan 2008 2:46am

Rags from Plano, United States

totally amazing. I love the look of the reflection.

3 Jan 2008 3:13am

Carson from Portland, United States

Just beautiful. Everybody else has said the rest...:)

4 Jan 2008 2:53pm

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

nice craiger a fine example of a egretta garzetta.

5 Jan 2008 11:24am

@pedro alexandre: Thanks! Egrétta thúla though. :0)

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

A bird reflecting in the water at night? You are a wonder Craig.

11 Jan 2008 8:22pm

1/1000 second
ISO 80
78 mm