head shot of heron
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2014-09-03 5:44]
This is a good portrait despite a bit of OE on the chest, Anna. Hand-held shots at close range are dicey, but you have pulled it off well.
Thanks and regards.
- Hotelcalifornia (14408)
- [2014-09-03 6:41]
Hello Anna-Quite well presented this "cormorant".I also use 70-300mm lens and all the time captured in its full zoom.Yes,hand held too.I don't use Tripod.So,it's really very hard to keep hand like "Stone",but I try my best.Nice and natural colour.Keep shooting...regards and thanks for sharing-Srikumar
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2014-09-03 7:09]
This is not the beak of a Heron: Here is what a Heron looks like.
This one has a "serrated" mouth. It is a CORMORANT.
A bit O/E. Despite your difficulties you did well.
Try again another day. I hardly ever use the tripod.
Best regards from Calgary from Mario.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2014-09-03 7:38]
Not your best photo. Like the others have said: This is CORMORANT, not a heron. If you will not use a tripod, why not a monopod. I often use a monopod. Much more easy to carry and more flexibel. Now this photo is not sharp at all. Next time better!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2014-09-03 9:40]
Ciao Anna, great portrait of lovely heron, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- lousat (65489)
- [2014-09-03 15:20]
Hi Anna,a good attempt but you pay a bit the long long distance,i can see the effet of the digital zoom and the sharpness isn't the best,but i like this brave post,without tripod were impossible to make better! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2015-03-19 20:20]
As others have written it is a cormorant, probably if you higher your ISO
from 400 to 800 at 1600 your shutter speed would go faster like 1/4000s
and your aperture pass from F5.6 to F8 would help to obtain a little more sharpness,
as you wrote they are not easily approaching birds flying away, beautiful lateral light, TFS