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Copyright: Chris Buxton (windancer) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 89] (607)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-27
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Herons, Birds of Canada (chapter two) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-12 8:47
Viewed: 4687
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 32
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This great blue heron was disturbed by me as I got crawled closer. He took off with a great squawking and landed in this tree where I was able to get a couple shots. What do you think about the contrast between the very dark left and the bright right? I like it. It reminds me of a Robert Bateman painting. Would love your comment.

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Chris, what a view and what a shot. Yep, Robert Bateman would love this one. have a peek at my Great Grey, it reminded me of Bateman as well because of the background.
Excelent and well done on this composition.
IMO, grain/noise, www.neatimage.com you can download a free demo. Run this through it and you'll see a greater improvement. It's worth it. Go for it.
I did a workshop for you.


Chris, your image is a delight. I do like very much the opposition between the brown, somber of the forest zone where the heron stands and the clearer, white zone on the right. And, still, that later zone doesn't distract from the attraction point. Bravo!
P.S. Yes, it looks quite like some Bateman style.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-01-13 3:12]

I really like the contrast, and especially the light on the heron.A great shot!
No technical details, for that reason I cannot evaluate the reasons of the noise. But the noise is not disturbing me much :)
Thanks for sharing.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-14 15:30]

Welcome to TN Chris and this is a fantastic shot! I like the contrasting lighting and the heron is great. Good sharpness in an excellent composition.

Well done and thanks for posting. I hope to see lots more of your work

Very nice shot Chris.
Good sharpness, composition and light.
Well done.
Welcome to TN.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-14 23:59]
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A great picture, Chris. I like it very much.
Excellent composition and PoV.
I would have eliminate the little white branch to the left, but its personnal.
Great work!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-02-14 1:41]

fabulous! it's like from fairy tale! just amazing. composition and light are great. thanx.

I like this shot very much Chris. I think that the contrast works well. I'm not aware of the artist that you refer to in your note, but will look at his work as a result of your photo.

Boa foto, novamente você poderia ter aproveitado o quadro.

Its an excellent shot, has that artistic feel to it, though I would be tempted to run a weak noise reducer on the background. I like the split in the environent makes for an attractive contrast, also assist in pulling the viewers attention to the area of interest. Overall a superb shot.

artistic composition! beautiful image!

Good photo.

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  • rjamin (152)
  • [2005-07-13 2:07]

really beautiful. the split contrast works really well. good job.

Love the contrasts in light here, very nicley composed and the heron adds an anchor. Very well done.

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  • agea0 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 0] (86)
  • [2006-02-09 9:31]

hello Chris
Beautiful work:)

Hi Chris,
a superb photo, I love the situation, really. Good contrast between colours, i think it´s marvelous. excellent composition

An other lucky moment when time stop and you take a photo of the present moment :-)

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