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For the Birds winner

The winner of this week's SunShots series "For the Birds" is Ruth Schaefer for her picture of an egret at Chincoteague, VA. The photo was taken with a Canon Rebel XSi camera. Here is a critique by Baltimore Sun director of photography Robert Hamilton: "There were a lot of entries in this category and great pictures of birds. I chose this one as the winner because of the way the photographer composed the image. She framed the egret through the pine branches, which draws the viewers eye to the bird, the main focus of the image. But, the photo still gives you a sense of the environment."Credit: Ruth Schaefer