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Waiting Patiently

Waiting Patiently
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-27 20:43
Viewed: 3088
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo of a Blue Heron while down in Nashville. I was walking along the Cumberland River and spotted it along the bank patiently waiting for a meal to come along.

I'm not happy with such a close crop, but I felt it was necessary since the harsh sunlight badly washed out the front portion of the original image.

I'm sure there is something in photoshop that could improve this image, but I'm a real dummy when it comes to using photoshop.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-10-27 22:19]


very sharp, clean, I agree with your assesment of the crop, but some times what else can you do.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-10-28 1:37]

Hello Ron,

You are showing us a very good photo of the heron. Image is very sharp sothat good details of the plumage can be seen. You have made good use of the light so that colors look natural and are saturated. Bird in it's natural environment looks fine.

Thank you for sharing,

The top crop might have been a little close but I understand the reasoning behind it. I like this shot though...the composition is very nice. Great "S" curve which is always pleasant to see. Great details in the feathers. Good stuff!

Very nice shot in a difficult lighting situation. You exposed the Great Blue very well. The high lights on the Great Blue are controlled very well while blowing out some of the rocks. Most people would have blown out the high lights on the bird as well. All the right exposure on what counts most. Great work.


I think you did quite well given the lighting conditions here. The details and coloring of the GBH are very nice.


Ron, after viewing your gallery of photos this is one of my all time favorites. I think you did a wonderful job cropping this photo to show off this Egret's natural beauty and patience. I've used Photoshop for several years now and I still feel like a "dummy" in applying all it has to offer, it is so vast in applications. You've done a wonderful job for the short time you have been using your camera. A+ for all your postings.

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