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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 11 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Canon EOS 50D 2 seconds F/11.0 ISO 100 300 mm

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Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

The black and white tones are amazing, and the long exposure effect on the water while the bird stayed motionless really created a classic! Full marks on technique and composition!

11 Jun 2010 5:33am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Another stonker, everytime I come round here I am blown away by your wildlife shots, you make each shot that bit different with your composition, how you show the full bird in some shots but only details in others. I really want to be hearing about you getting a show of all this stuff together at some point.

11 Jun 2010 6:45am

Mum from United Kingdom

Nice one, Stu. Looks like he could be on the moon! Listen to Will (and me!) and get moving with the photography!

11 Jun 2010 7:21am

Lemi Hacıoğlu from Istanbul, Turkey

Amazing shot..

11 Jun 2010 7:52am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

You excel at these kinds of shots, but among many fine ones this is one of your absolute finest. Outstanding work. Congratulations.

11 Jun 2010 8:21am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


11 Jun 2010 10:03am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

wow,very nice.

11 Jun 2010 10:16am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice egret !

11 Jun 2010 11:10am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Magnificent capture Stu - I think you can now produce your book of birds by the river ^_^

11 Jun 2010 11:55am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Jun 2010 1:58pm

Becky from los angeles, United States


11 Jun 2010 5:23pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

2 seconds of sheer grace and wonder Stu!

11 Jun 2010 5:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Pure magic!

11 Jun 2010 6:16pm

bahman from tehran, Iran

really nice,excelent

11 Jun 2010 6:46pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran

wow beautiful !

11 Jun 2010 6:56pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Wow ! Amazing shot !

11 Jun 2010 7:21pm

Garaidh from Farmington, United States


11 Jun 2010 8:39pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

unbelievable, the sharp motionless bird and that otherworldly mist of the smoothed water flow - truly stunning!

11 Jun 2010 9:02pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Incredible pure white bird in the swirling motion of the water. Great shot.

11 Jun 2010 11:02pm

Olivier from Hong Kong

Great shot! omedetou!

12 Jun 2010 5:02am

daruish from Iran


12 Jun 2010 11:16am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


12 Jun 2010 1:54pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


12 Jun 2010 2:12pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

simple, et superbe !

12 Jun 2010 8:53pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is a brilliant photo!! I realy love the motion in the water!!

14 Jun 2010 4:34pm

Florence from Paris, France

Yes of course it's a magnifiscent mono shot. (Well done for the Color Spotlight, by the way !).
2 seconds. Wow. Absolutly divine. Yes, divine.

14 Jun 2010 7:11pm