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A Moment of Reflection

A Moment of Reflection
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S700
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-16 20:41
Viewed: 3461
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Great Blue Heron was shot in the Little Calumet River while I was riding on the bike trail that run along the south bank.

Unfortunately, I only had a point & shoot camera (Fuji S700 - not my normal camera) with me, but took about 3 shots before the heron flew away. This camera only saves in JPEG format.

In PS5 cropped the image and ran it through Nik Dfine and Nik Sharpener to reduce as much noise as possible and sharpen it as much as possible before JPEG pixelation occurs. Finally, some minor color balance and work in curves.

While not the sharpest image (but the best with the equipment on hand), I was otherwise pleased with the capture and the reflection.

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  • Great 
  • Canish Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 33] (162)
  • [2011-01-17 0:14]
  • [2]

Hi Larry.
Beautifull photo and a great reflection.
Cheers Dave

Hello Larry
Beautiful reflection, nice colors, detail, composition and sharpness. Job well done!
Regards Hedesan

hello Larry

a beautiful photo of the Great Blue Heron shot
at the time of your old Fujifilm FinePix S700,
fine POV with appropriate framing with
the beautiful reflection on the water, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-01-17 19:07]
  • [2]

Hello Larry,
The vertical presentation works great for this particular image. The reflection plays a vital role in the appearance of this shot, as it just wouldn't be as eye appealing without it. Nice sharp focus, natural coloration and just the right amount of exposure. Well done!!

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