Dramatic Light: Back Lighting, Rim Lighting

Challenge #4 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Amateur film used to come with tips - including how to light your subject by putting the light source behind you (shoot with the sun at your back). By now you've probably recognized that shooting into the light can create a dramatically different look ... if you get the exposure correct. For the best effect, make sure your subject is against a dark background. Show us your best example of a well exposed rim lit or back lit subject. (This challenge requires effort. Please note Additional rules and examine the sample images.)
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Just out and about in Florida when this bird was hanging out near some water... This is what Egrets do during mating season, they frill themselves up all over the place.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 19th August, 2009 23:59 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 30th January, 2003
Focal length: 180 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 400
Notes: Nothing Major, just shot and processed the file with basic sharpening.
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