Gold Winner

Secret Garden

Photographer

Fenqiang Liu

Category

Black & White Photography - Nature

Company

Submission Group

Amateur

Year

2022

Country / Region

United States

In Winter Park, Florida, the oak tree in this photo with its beautiful hanging moss was cut down later due to its unhealthy condition. One day in the spring of 2020, I was so lucky to have captured the Great Egret and the old tree before it was removed! The oak branches and hanging moss framed the Egret while I waited for it to take off. Finally, my patience was rewarded, and I was able to capture an exquisite moment. During post-processing, I selected the sky to make it darker before adding the light to create a more mysterious and artistic impression. The contrast also highlighted the elegance and beauty of the Great Egret.

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Category

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Country / Region

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Category

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Category

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