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Grey Heron

Grey Heron
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Sigma 50-500mm APO EX DG HSM, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 2:34
Viewed: 2698
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's my version Necip :)

This was taken at Stocker's Lake.

This Heron bravely flew and landed very close to us by the bank.

In the workshop is a very near miss of a decent in-flight shot of it :)


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Hi Joe
Great photo of beautiflu heron. Nice composition with bird on the left, good sharpness, nice natural colors
Best wishes

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-30 2:53]

Hi Joe,

A nice capture ,well composed,the colors and details looking great,I have always problems to come this close to these herons,I like your capture in the ws as well,although it is a nearmiss,the details and focus are excellent and gives a good impression of the power needed for lift of,thanks


Hello Joe!
Nice capture! Sharpnes, POV and DOV excellent! TFS friend.

Hello Joe
Excellent shot of this Grey Heron,
Perfect details,exposure and POV,
Welldone my friend.

Good Luck

Hi Joey

This is a very pleasing potrait of the grey heron. Details are well captured and the eyes stand out superbly! POV is excellent. If I may say,there are some parts of the image which are a little washed out....but otherwise a really good one!

TFS and Best

Very nice and well lit shot - you gotta love the Bigma! Great detail with a very typical pose! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Excellent shot of this Grey Heron, Joe!
Well done and TFS

A perfect capture Joe, the illumination, focus, posture of the heron, of course they are very good, but for me, that enchanting and finely focused foreground which gradually gets blurred as it recedes to the background is really what makes this an outstanding composition. Well done!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-01-30 5:12]

Hi Joe,
At first I thought this was Necip's photo :o) Going to the field with your photographer friends always has this kind of advantages / disadvantages- whatever you call it, you end up with so many photos that are almost the same :o))
This is very nice. Good focus, sharpness, POV, lighting and composition. TFS
Take care,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-01-30 5:17]

Hi Joe,

Very good lighting. Due to the time of the day photo has been made very good details of bird's plumage can be seen. Colors are natural and the image of the clear bird on the blury waves behaind looks great,

Thanks for sharing,

Hi Joe,
Wonderful shot of this graceful Grey Heron. Sharp focus with fine detail to appreciate. Very well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-30 5:43]

Hi Joe,another great pic,the bird is perfect and the background is wonderfull,great work,thanks for share,luciano

You guys have a "good old boys" place to go don't ya?! I can somehow envision you all standing around with your lens and such, chit chatting about this and that...my goodness...what a fun deal that would be if true..and if not you should make it a thing to do list...great as usual Joey!
Bob... oh yeah..Tell Necip to please bring a couple pints and we shall all sit together ok?!

hello joe,
great capture of the heron, the image is very sharp with excellent details, liked the pov and the composition,
tfs & regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-01-30 7:16]

Hi Joe
Also a nice presentation whit good POV.Sharp image whit good details.
Colors and pose are also good.
TFS Michel

Hello Joe,
Saw a similar image recently here.
Well done.
Very sharp sharp. Excellent tonal curve..
No nits.

HEllo Joe,

Very nice picture of a Heron I didn't know....

This one is very cute with nice natural colors... You got also a great pov and did a good composition... It is a pity for the workshop showing the heron flying but we can see clearly the underwing of it...

Good job and TFS!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-30 9:35]

Hi Joe,
Wonderful profile shot with sharp details and spot-on focus. I like the calm composure and the expression on its eye. The ripples in the water really does create a fabulous effect and the small grass stems add colour and natural feel. Marvellous composition. kudos.

Hello my friend Joe,
Yes, this is another real fine image of Heron well captured by you!
the exposure and focus is spot on with the right angle of light coming in!
perfect sharpness, real colour and details
fine job and a pleasing presentation

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-01-30 11:19]

Hi Joe
this is exellent image of grey heron
very good sharp and detail

Hi Joe, splendid Heron with wonderful details, good colors and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Joe nice one! excellent work looking at the two you have postprocessed the colour from the 2 bright red balls very well. Nice sharpness and detail well composed. Looks like the monopod I brought along came in handy. Well done :-) Best rgds Necip

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-30 13:31]

Hi Joe

Superb - great pose, DOF and colours - well done.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-30 14:03]

Hola amigo,
bello trabajo,
excelente pov,
nítida escena y sensacional foco.

Hi Joe,
Very good exposure, color, DOF, and sharp detail.
Well composed, well done :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-31 11:22]
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Hi Joe.
Were you next to Necip?
Also very nice picture. See my comments to Necip version :-))). Bravo.
All is excellent too.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-31 11:31]

Hi Joe. will the 50-500 be the next lens !! you have used it so well for the first day with necip. great detail and colour in the heron.a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS.

Wow! Joe magnifique, superbe, grandiose, quels détails et magnifiques couleurs naturelles.

Great Grey Heron - - - wonderful ripples in the water - love the resulting rippled reflection. Everything here is great.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-01 17:08]

Hello Joe,
Well my friend this is amazingly sharp and beautifully composed image. The workshop too shows amazing detail in the spread wings. Great work Joe, thanks.

A picture of details very good color and excellent sound clarity.

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