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grey heron

grey heron
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Copyright: laurent crouzier (marmottelolo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1769 W: 424 N: 2889] (14697)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 100-300
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Birds of Europe II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 6:49
Viewed: 3233
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
bonjour a tous.
ce heron est venu passer au dessus de la riviere alors que je cherchais a prendre des canards en vol,il m'a surpris et je n'ai pas eu le temps de changer mes reglages ce qui explique que la tête est legerement surexposée.
cela fait longtemps que je tentais d'en approcher en vain alors même si elle n'est pas parfaite je m'en contente en attendant mieux.
bon dimanche.

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Hi Laurent
What a magnificent in-flight you have here!
The pose you managed to capture this beautiful heron in is impecable (with it's wings perfectly streched and heading toward the light). That, together with the very good POV, gave you a wonderful warm effect on the face of this lovely bird.
Also the DOF is excellent, the spotless blue sky work great as a BG adn teh framing and composition are charming.
Very well done, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

PS: hpe you don't mind me adding a WS...it's a wonderful picture and i only tried to boost it's strong points a bit :)

Well done Laurent.
I can't tell you how many times I've missed an opportunity as well.
Sometimes things happen faster than we can adjust :(
Even with the OE, a nice inflight that is sharp with good detail..
Happy Holidays!

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-12-17 7:57]

Hi Laurent,
This for me is a common sight. They live in the forest near my house, never managed to take a pic from it. This is very well done. Even with your eo I think you have done a great job.
tfs paula

Hello Laurent,

Excellent inflight shot ,
perfect details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, perfcet details, very well done

TFS kyle

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-17 8:40]

Bonjour Laurent,
Fine inflight capture of the Grey Heron with good sharpness and composition.
I have not yet succeeded in catching it in flight so well as this.
TFS, best wishes, Ivan

This is a reasonably impressive shot of the heron in flight, Laurent. The light head actually contrasts well with the darker wings.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-17 11:23]

Hi Laurent.
Perfect in flight shot with excellent captured moment and great sharpness. You have cropped and presented your nice picture superbly. My compliments and best wishes.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-17 13:17]

Hi Laurent

I do love to see Herons fly. This pose with the outstretched wings are wonderful. Stunning details and a lovely blue sky BG



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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2006-12-17 13:23]

Excellente capture de héron Laurent
détails parfaits, il a bien fait de passer


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-18 0:27]

Hello Laurent,
this is an excellent inflight capture, The sharpness and the details are fabulous. Beautiful POV and the presenttaion is excellent.
Beautiful shot.

salut laurent
belle capture de ce heron, rare effectivement de pouvoir les prendre, la surexposition de la tete n' est pas dramatique
félicitations pour le site que tu nous présente dans ta note
bravo encore

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-18 10:50]

Hello Laurent,
Very nice in flight capture.POV,colors,clear details,blue sky at BG,framing and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

Bonjour Laurent,
Belle photo de ce héron en plein vol, elle est bien prise au bon moment. La photo est nette, mais le devant est un peu surexposé Mais dans les circonstance tu n'as certainement pas eu le temps de faire tout les ajustements nécessaires. Bonne composition.
Salutations et au revoir...JP

Bonjour Laurent,
You did well balancing out some very bright light and difficult shooting conditions. You caught a nice full wingspread pose.The are very nervous and hard to get close to.
Nice shot here.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-19 22:00]

Hi Laurent
Good inflight shot. Good POV, BG colours and sharpnes.
Well done mf.


Hola Laurent
Muy bonito ese vuelo de esta garza real, quizás le falta un poco de luz en las alas, si puedes utiliza un teleflash para estas tomas, verás como ganan.
Un saludo.

Hello Laurent,
Superb in-flight composition!
Simple but effective presentation, good freeze of the bird!
Pablo -

In-flight shots of heron are very difficult in the European form as they seem to have become shy due to persecution so whenever your try to get close they move away. So this clear shot is well done, you could selectively darken the head to reduce the brightness of the over exposure, you could also lighten the dark areas under the wing area also.
I have my self only managed 1 perched shot and one series of in-flight ones taken in multi-shot of which only the 1st of it on the bank and the last fully in flight were sharp as it shot up as soon as it heard the shutter click ;0((( so it can be a slow job getting good images unless you are prepared to sit in a hide and wait for one to turn up.

TFS yours Robert

Head is OE. Body UE. Good Attempt.

Belle photo de ce héron gris,les détails sont bons,la netteté est bonne,pas de flou, c' est bien de cette manière que le héron vole avec son cou replier. Amitiés Thomas

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