You have got to love Florida, its the bird capital of North America. I am orginally from Hollywood Fla. and have spent countless hours in the swamps, dearly miss the photo ops provided. Excellent shot, good detail and exposure.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-12-03 19:06]
You did well with this capture and composition.
It's a bit busy around the subject, too many distractions, but, hey, that's nature.
A bit of p.p. to get the focus on, as it was a difficult shot to focus with auto. In sittuations like this, it's best to go manual.
Well done on the sharpening to save it.
- Dave (2178)
- [2005-12-03 21:37]
Another masterpiece Gabi!
This bird has a very interesting expression on its face.
Very well composed and captured!
- petrudamsa (2544)
- [2005-12-03 23:52]
I love the composition. The out of focus yellow flowers from FG. gives depht to the photo.
- iglootrek (1623)
- [2005-12-03 23:54]
This is a superb shot, I do love the compo on this one in particular because of the yellow flowers in the FG & BG.
Excellent shot and exposure.
Well done !!!
- Nico (1321)
- [2005-12-04 0:54]
This is a great capture. Well done. The sharp attentiove bird is well framed by the yellow flower. Really a good (different) shot.
- manyee (23770)
- [2005-12-04 1:25]
A very interesting composition, Gabi. Great blue herons are not usually seen with all these flowers. I really like his pose with the neck stretched just so. Lots of tension. The stare is very intense. Details are very sharp and exposure is excellent. Well done and TFS. )
- thistle (9282)
- [2005-12-04 4:49]
It looks amazing!
One of the most interesting photos of heron I've ever seen. The blurred flowers in FG create nice depth and overall superb look of the whole shot.
I like it very much.
VERY WELL DONE & TFS
- ddg (5507)
- [2005-12-04 5:27]
Well caught Gabi, this is an excellent composition. The head of this Great Blue Heron is perfect with yellow flovers out of focus around. Very well done, in my favorits! Congratulations Didier.
- fiyo (15161)
- [2005-12-04 6:29]
Very good capture!Colors,lighting,POV,framing,sharpness and composition are perfect.TFS
- chiliu (6526)
- [2005-12-04 6:30]
Very nature shot!
The subjuct is very sharp and detailed,
very interesting composition, very nice colour.
Thanks for sharing!
Excellent capture and very well done Gabi. Very well composed profile with a great natural border seen in these flowers, framing your subject nicely.
- coasties (28054)
- [2005-12-04 14:22]
Very humourous capture! Looks like you caught him/her by surprise! Nice work. Thanks.
- jossim (12636)
- [2005-12-04 15:37]
Cette composition est très original.Les couleurs,l'exposition,la netteté et les détails sont excellents.
Félicitations et merci!
- livios (16942)
- [2005-12-04 16:26]
Gabi, excellent mug shot of this bird.
I do enjoy composition, pov and colors a lot.
I enjoyed Howard's workshop, for through it the shot becamer slightly sharper.
I also like dof in your shot.
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2005-12-04 22:00]
This is a great shot. I love all the OOF flowers around the heron's portrait. The colors are superb, and the detail on the bird is very sharp. Great shot!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2005-12-05 11:37]
Wonderful shot.I know,it's not easy to catch this guy without overexposed white feathers.Vivid colors,POV,framing and composition are excellent.
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-12-07 2:09]
Personal assessment of the photo: very good. My favorite bird.
Capacity of evocation in me: very very strong.
Strong visual impact.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Gabi. Great work!
- Athila (1982)
- [2005-12-08 9:24]
Excellent portrait Gabi!
Sharpness and exposure are perfect. Shallow DOF is beautiful, concentrating attention on the bird. Composition is well balanced and those yellows flowers make some kind of frame within your frame.
Excellent work and TFS.
- ferran (0)
- [2005-12-08 16:40]
Great capture, i like this composition. The bird between the yellow flowers. Excellent, great work,
- metcher (4284)
- [2005-12-11 11:51]
Very nice! Bird's portrait in the middle of beauty. Interesting DOF. Good sharpness.
- Robespierre (1424)
- [2005-12-11 16:25]
What can I say? This is great! Very well seen, rasor sharp and a good composition.
You captured this heron on an original way making good use of the yellow flowers in the foreground
Great shot! Regards, Ruud.
- aljawad (261)
- [2006-03-16 2:31]
Great capture !!