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Is it Mommy or Daddy

Is it Mommy or Daddy
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Copyright: Willie Miles (willie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony PDX10
Exposure: f/3.4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-02-08 6:19
Viewed: 5951
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Backed Heron
( a mature bird this time.)
My last post has more details on the Green backed Heron HERE
and is probably an offspring of this dude here.
I found this guy at the same Polokwane birdprk in the same place as the juvenile. Only problem, he/she was much further away.
He/she was very skittish and as you can see, he/she was not hanging around for a photo session.
I got three shots, for a change they were all in focus before he/she vanished for good.

Shooting Details
Time 08h30
Bright Sunlight
Original Photo 1152 x 864
Cropped, Framed and Resized for web ( No other pp work )
Camera - Sony DSR-PDX10P
No Flash
Automatic focus
Tripod No - Handheld
F/Length 43mm
F Number F/3.4
Exposure Time 1/425sec

Hope you enjoy.

PDP, red45, gerhardt, marhowie, liquidsunshine, pompey, Callie, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-08 6:25]
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Beautiful pose Willie, nice compositio and colours. For the sake of photography I hope you can find the means to getting a camera that allows your ability to show through. I mean this in the best way, you are way too good for that viseo cam Willie. :-) Very well done.

He is so... thin :-) Do you think he is on diet?
Great shot ;-) Very pretty and very funny.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-08 6:35]

Well done Willie! I like its pose and golden eye. Catched with one leg in the air it looks like hero from cartoon :-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-02-08 6:39]

Great pose, good picture! TFS.

Well done on this capture, Willie. The light is great. Excelent composition.


I agree with Paul. I would love to see you work a DSLR. You have so much talent. Great shot, Willie. I like the metallic shine on the wing.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-02-08 7:07]

I like the pose too. Could maybe have benefited from a less sharp background.

Willie, Nice mid-step capture & POV. Composed well also. I must agree with Paul & Gerhard..A move up to a better camera would let your talent shine! TFS!!

Great shot Willie,
Excellent pose and capture
Thanks for posting

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-02-08 14:10]

A heron similar to this (in NZ) stood in the middle of our fish pond (on top of the netting covering it) and picked off most of our goldfish one-by-one. His/her sharp beak was very good at it. I love this one's yellow feet striding up the branch. Good Shot Willie.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-08 14:52]

Willie, to me, a rather funny shot - and that's great. I like composition and POV. Nice moment, excellent capture.

I have already said what Paul was talking about some time ago. Of course there are priorities in life, I would also like a DSLR with one of those sigma objetives for my fungi ;-)

Nice shot of this heron, I like everything, but I think you should add some USM to this one. I dared to make a WS, hope you like.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-02-08 17:37]

Nice one Willie, great pose, good colours and note.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-02-09 14:45]

Hi Willie very nice pose of Mr Scaly walking the plank. I agree with Paul, Get that D20, or D70, and nail some more.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-09 19:47]

Personal assessment of the photo: great
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excelent
Personal assessment of the note: complete with the link to a previous post
Willie, you did a great job here.

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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2005-02-10 12:20]

This is an awesome shot of a very rare bird Willie I like the detail on the feathers, excellent capture well done!

Excellent :)

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