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gilliebg



Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
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The young herons are fledged and on their own; quite a few about, and some arguments going on.
· Date: Thu June 30, 2011 · Views: 350 ·
Keywords: Haines Creek, Waders,
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D7000
Lens Make / Focal Length: Nikon 30 -300mm VR
Filters / Type Used: Topaz Adjust
State / County / Area Image Taken: Lake County, Fl
Country Image Taken
United States of America
Processing Software Applications Used
CS5

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janper44

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,623
Thu June 30, 2011 12:46am

The picture is a little soft but I like that since it works to give a painterly feel to the composition of the juvenile heron. The heron stands out well in the image set against the background with the color of the plumage and the almost squatting pose adding to the visual impact of the picture, for me.


I wonder how long from birth to reach this size... any idea?


jan
jeen44@shaw.ca
Thu June 30, 2011 1:42am

Great capture. Don't see the fledgings for very long. I can imagine the arguing!
takeapic

Registered: August 2009
Thu June 30, 2011 10:56am

Thanks for your comments on my "Blue Tit on feeder" This pic. of the young Heron is as Jan says a bit soft but also I find the background distracting. The background would be better off muted.....Charlie.
veejaycee

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Thu June 30, 2011 4:47pm

It is rather soft - and rather noisy. Smile
I don't think your focusing is at fault. At full size it is probably neither soft nor noisy, but this has the feel of being a severe crop.
In your favour - you haven't employed filters to give it an intentional "painted" look.
My photographic advice is to wear camo gear and improve your belly crawl technique. Smile

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