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Roosting Time

Roosting Time
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Copyright: Subhayan Mandal (shabsslg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 127] (913)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-14
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax K-x, Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED, Promaster HGX Protection 58mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-14 6:49
Viewed: 3205
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A gray heron carrying a dry & leafless twig in its bill in-flight. Probably it's trying to roost.

PS : ISO 500 is the most I can go with jpeg format. To use higher sensitivies I should better start using RAW.

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To ellis49: Thanksshabsslg 2 04-14 08:06
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Hi Subhayan,
You have captured this gray here in a nice in-flight pose,
the twig in the beak is big bonus.
The picture is a bit underexposed, open up the aperture 1.5 to 2.0 step when you shooting against the sky.
My suggestion, remove the ND-filer you don't need it for this type of pictures and lower the ISO if you have problems with noise.


Hello Subhayan,
I am also agree Gert, little under exposed!
even then it is a nice picture.
best wishes

Hello Subhayan,
I really like the way you captured this Heron gathering twigs for it's nest. This is something you don't see very often. Nice frozen action image with good sharp focus. As already mentioned, the exposure is just a tad under, but still an attractive shot.

Hello Subhayan

Excellent in-flight shot of this nest builder,
you focused superbly the heron with excellent
sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Subhayan,
nice photo of this bird. Great situation. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Subhayan, great capture of lovely bird, perfect focus, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Subhayan,
nice in-flight capture of this heron with a dead twig in its beak. Seems it is trying to build a nest. Very well seen and done.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-15 1:53]

This is a very lucky meeting and the best way to take it! Magnificent details despite the difficult light,spectacular wings position too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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