By Mihail Kopychko. Egret near a forest lake.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II; Sigma 85mm; f/1.4

Don’s response

That pure, white, unmistakable graceful shape of the egret fairly glows out of the gloomy forest. The ghostly reflection and the delicate lines of the tree trunks behind it, receding into the deep grey foliage all keep the eye coming back to the central figure.

You could imagine coming across this as an illustration in some old book of stories in a language you can’t read.

It really feels as though there’s a very old tale here and any photograph that can do that is special.


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