Nankeen Night Heron
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|Nankeen Night Heron in Parc Forestier de Noumea.|
There were about six of these herons at a pond in the Parc Forestier that is located on a hill just outside of Noumea. For this one I could use the fence poles as a natural tripod to get it sharp.
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- [2008-07-29 7:14]
you surprised a beautiful moment.
but a think you can make look better if you spent 5min to apply some software technique:
- try a warmer white balance
- try a little bit more saturation
- try a smart shapen on the bird (with a maximum 0.4 radius)
@edit: is New Caledonia in France ? i believed that is somewhere in Pacific :)
I wondered what a Nankeen Night Heron was doing in France!!, but of course it wasn't. Its a bit silly that TN stilllinks the colonies to the motherland. But that aside its a fine shot of this guy inbetween juvenile and adult plumage.
If you look closely there are 2 dust spots on top and in front of the bill. A common problem in digital camers, but something you'll need to keep an eye on and learn how to clean you cameras sensor before they get to be a major problem. Fortunately, they are easy to get rid of with a bit of post-processing in Photoshop or similar, as I've done in the workshop.
good DOF and POV