8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Florida park

A simple modification such as blacking out a background can yield dramatic results—as is the case with this photo of an egret. “These birds are magnificent animals,” Soto says, “and I have been photographing them since I was 18 years old.” This is the first Altered Images entry to win the Readers’ Choice award.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2008
Date Uploaded: 08.2010
Photo Location: Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Copyright: © Antonio Soto
Readers Choice Winner