In their environment
One of my favorite types of wildlife photographs are ones that depict the environment as well as the animal. After all, animals do not live in a vacuum. Environmental images can give a powerful sense of place and can be an influential conservation tool since many natural areas have become threatened.
This morning I took a stroll at the wetland pond in Greensprings Nature Trail and saw an Egret fishing in the distance. I tried unsuccessfully to capture him feeding, so I zoomed out to try and put the emphasis on his environment.
Since I was shooting into the sun and everything was very green, I tried a different approach in processing this image. I used a split-tone in lightroom to create this toned black-and-white image. Honestly, I'm not sure which one I prefer - they are very different. The toned image adds a certain 'timeless' quality to the wetland environment. I'll re-visit the image in a couple of days and see how I feel.
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