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Heron landing

Heron landing
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Copyright: Liezel Dsouza (ldsouza) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 25 N: 218] (1369)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 300 f4L + Canon 1.4 converter
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-25 17:10
Viewed: 3448
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was at Pohick National Park this morning in my quest for raptors. The Osprey were not cooperative, as I was leaving I saw a heron on the dock and began to photograph it. The lighting was very good (for once) .. as I was photographing it, another heron came in ... I turned as quickly as I could and focused on it hoping to catch it before it landed.
I have lost focus on the feet, but fortunately, retained focus on the head and upper body.
Never realised how beautiful this bird is until today .. the plumage is wonderful. Will post more pics that display the plumage tomorrow.
Thanks for looking!

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Hello Liezel!
Excellent action capture. POV, colors, sharpness, details, moment you caught and framing are very good.Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hi LIezel,
An excellent shot. You stopped him perfecly in mid-air. Very beautiful bird. Well done.

Hi Liezel

Well done on a great shot. Everything here looks technically good. You have composed it well, with good light and saturation of colours. DoF is superb. A valuable contribution to the site. :-)

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-26 4:58]

Bonjour Liezel,

Excellente prise,la pose de l'oiseau est parfaite les ailes grande ouverte et les détails du plumage sont très visible. Félicitations pour le bel éclairage et les couleurs justes et réelles.

Merci pour l'envoie!


Hi Liezel, I like the colors bg and DOF, Good sharp and show great details, TFS Kyle

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-26 13:48]

Hi Liezel!
Excellent action capture.Take-of moment,colours,sharpnes,details and framing.
Well done...

Hi Liezel,
This is a great picture of the Blue Heron. They are also very common in the Netherlands and you succeeded in to capture the bird an a very characteristic pose. Very fresh coours and razor-sharp. Compliments Liezel.
Tfs and regards, Ruud

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