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The Guardian

The Guardian
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-29 14:29
Viewed: 327
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

This Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea L.) was standing like a guardian at the little artificial waterfall in Castlemartyr village, without any motion at all - probably waiting for some fish to pop up. This species is full-year resident in Ireland, breeding but doesn't migrate in winter.

Photo was made at 19:40 local time, with ISO 80 (to avoid noise as much as possible), f/5.6 and 1/3 sec. in manual exposure mode. Monopod was used also. I tried with even longer shutter speed, but all those photos had to be binned. PP: level and color adjustment, noise reduction.

Thanks for looking.

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Hello Laszlo,
I like the long exposure with this heron. Nice and interesting composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-08-30 14:56]

Hi Laszlo,great way to show us the grey heron in a very artistic way,the flou effect on the water falling because the long exposure is amazing,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Laszlo,
Eye catching tone. Almost low key photography. I like such type of photography. Details (or depth) of bird could have been better. Otherwise beautiful presentation.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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