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Just Hanging Around

Just Hanging Around
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-10 5:06
Viewed: 3352
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another photo I took at the golf course, bear in mind, no I don't play , I
just drive the cart for either my brother or my husband when they play. I keep
score , give moral support and take photos...:o) Big job!
This Heron was sitting on a ledge below a bridge we were crossing in the
golf cart so I told my husband he'ld have to wait to tee up until I got a few
shots off myself...:o)
Photo was taken at the World Cup Country Club in Mrytle Beach, pretty
amazing place!

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To pablominto: Bring home a Blue Heroncaptainsgirl 1 10-11 13:14
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Hello Donna,
This is always a pleasure to see those beautiful birds. Details and colors are very nice. I would maybe have tried to make the main subject a little less centered but it remains a nice picture! I don't play golf either... Maybe, I’ll give it a try when I'll be retreated :) Thanks!

Hello Donna,
They are such funny figures too!
Imagine this one dressed a bit differently and he could well pass as a dedicated golfer...
A nice capture with fine details in the bird!
Pablo -

By the way... Didn't I see the same fellow outside your house in Canada? Did you bring him home..??!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-10 7:13]

Hello Donna,
I can't think of a better way of spending time at a golf course than to take shots like this one of the Great Blue Heron. Nice and sharp, you got him from a great POV in a fine pose.
As the Heron is kind of long I wonder if a long composition with more space on his left may have benn better, but that's a matter of taste.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-10 8:34]

Hi Donna.
Wow, Donna. I see you like extreme too. ISO 1600 and exposure time 1/4000. It is cool. Nice tender shot with so delicate colours despite the strong lighting. The bird is charming, its image is well reproduced. Pictured scene is lovely too. My best wishes and TS.

The greens and reflectory background are a very nice addition. Shows well the natural curve of the neck from a side angle. Very nice Donna.

Hello Donna,
which splendid photograph, excellent point of view, the héron is held stiff like a statue, not easy to approach this bird, cheer for the performance, in a friendly way,

Very nice Donna, it always pay to carry the camera wherever you go.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-10 14:05]

Hello Donna,
Nice birdy, sorry I had to, Great image of this Great Blue Heron with nice colors and sharp focus, thanks for sharing.

Hi Donna,

a good POV of the blue heron, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-10 20:45]

Hello Donna, it's good to have such a great subject on a golf course ! Well done on this one too, great focus, good exposure with great warm light and lovely colors. Thanks !


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-11 8:09]

Hello Donna

At a golf course it should be "Just playing a round" ahem lol.A lovely shot of this beautiful heron.The pose is wonderful,like he is in a suit with tails,just needs a top hat.Very well focused with very good colours.TFS


Dear Donna
Excellent shot of this Heron
Perfect focusing,lighting and composition,
Welldone. I'm back :-)

Good Luck

Magnifique ce héron , belles couleurs naturelles.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-12 2:37]

Hi Donna,
My woe continues, just marking the shot for the time being and will come back with a proper critique later. Sorry.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-12 12:20]

Hi Donna

That is a great pose, he looks like he is waiting for someone. Wonderful details and a great note as well!



Hi Donna,
Beautiful capture of the Heron waiting to tee off. Fine color, POV and composition. Well done.


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