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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-07-14 12:14
Viewed: 1191
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this 'Grey Heron' (Ardea cinerea) in Kruger National Park during our late morning game drive.

It was a gloomy day and sun was covered by dark clouds. Here again I used high ISO 4000 which I used so many times during my before sunrise game drive. In low light (even in harsh sunlight) sometime I face difficulty to get perfect exposure, so here I have tried my best, to illuminate shadow area well.

It's a wading bird.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-07-14 12:19]

Hi Srikumar,a very very good capture despite the cloudy morning light,the sharpness is the best as possible,a common bird but always nice to see,especially in a top pic like that. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

gloomy striking capture, TFS Ori

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-07-14 21:02]

Hello Srikumar,
A lovely shot of this Grey Heron who looks like a sentry on duty as he searches the horizon for any movement. Perfect exposure and fantastic color even in this low light.
I am always hesitant to use such a high ISO for fear of obtaining too grainy of an image. After viewing your results I will have to experiment some more. TFS.

Hi Srikumar,

It's a superlative image despite the high ISO you have used because of the gloomy condition. The bg almost seems like engulfed in dense fog. Yet the colours and the details have come out so well.

Warm regards,

very nice picture Sri
good sharpness and nice composition
thanks grlou

hello Srikumar
C'est une très belle photo, j'aime bien le fond uniformément gris.
Le Heron est superbe dans sa position, belle netteté.
Bon W-E

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely Heron despite difficult light, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar,
Despite the low light conditions the clarity and details of this photo are excellent. Even the colors of the eye are natural and excellent captured. A nice bird but very shy, in my region. I get closer to this specie only when I was on a trip in Danube Delta.

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