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Looking for Lunch
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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: 2007-02-07
Categories: Birds, Trees, River
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 7:53
Viewed: 3619
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo was taken at a water hazard on the Arrowhead golf course in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. There is alot of ducks, egrets and these guys which my first thought was a heron but now I'm not really sure. I was zoomed in pretty close and unforunatly since I was driving a golf cart for my brother had no time to get out my tripod.

thanks for your visit to my gallery and your comments on my photos :o)

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-02-08 8:15]

Hi Donna,
This is a great shot: golf courses can be useful to the nature photographer!
The Great Blue Heron has caught the light spot on and the refection of the trees on the water give this shot and added quality.
I also like the placing of the heron in the top corner.
Well done and TFS!
Have a good day, Ivan

hi donna,
very unusual shot, looks like a 3d image,
the pov is very good,
reflections on water nakes the shot even better,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Donna,
This bird is almost ready for lunch!
I like so much the pose, it's inminent the action there.
Very appropiate POV to capture this moment.
I like also the composition and the frame used.
Congratulations, thanks for share and my best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-02-08 8:42]

Hi Donna,
What a superb composition with this Great Blue Huron in the upper corner and all the reflections of the trees in the water. The colors and details are sharp too, thanks for sharing. Were you designated drive on the day, lol.

Hello Donna,

well done on this wonderful colors bg POV DOf excllent details very crisp, well done

TFS Kyle

Terrific shot of a Great Blue Heron on the brink of action.

Love the POV and the reflections in the water. The whole thing just hangs together to make a really nice photo.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-08 10:30]

Hi Donna.
This is beautiful shot.I like your composition with main subjekt in top left.It looks in a meadow is hoarfrost,maybe sand,very interesting foreground.Amazing colours and fine details.Splendid reflection trees in water.This bird you captured in very nice position.
Well done!TFS and best greetings,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-08 12:20]

Hi Donna

What a lovely composition!
I really love the pose you managed to catch this beautiful heron in and also the way you composed the shot - very original and very fitting.
The sharpness is great and the and colors and tones everywhere are charming!
The reflections on the water are also a fine touch.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Donna
Very nice composition ,
Good POV and lighting,


Hello Donna,
The division of the framed area into two triangles roughly similar in size with the bird located at one corner of the diagonal makes this shot an interesting composition.
TFS and bye.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-08 14:39]

Hello Donna,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,colors,reflections on water,framing and visual impact a lot.

hello DONNA
j' aime beaucoup la couleur de l'herbe et le reflet dans l'eau
bravo encore et merci

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-09 9:18]

hello donna
you are right this photo includes tree different and beautiful subjects. i like composition, point of view, colours, details, reflections and framing in your photo

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-10 13:07]

Hi Donna,

What a different and nice point of view, it looks great!
Very nice pose on the bird, good reflections on the water, beautiful colours.

Greetings, Nel

Hello Donna,
This is a wonderful composition!
The bird has full attention on something in the water, most likely something edable...
Lovely detailks and attractive colours!
Pablo -

more than just the heron..your composition is full of photographic techniques..the diagonal and the well placed bird..and the effect of making us look at the lake for that fish..:)
far bank makes a good top border

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-23 13:10]

Oportuno disparo Donna para captar a esta ave en esta interesante escena, con gran punto de vista y estética composición incluyendo la bella reflexión de una imagen que no se aprecia dentro la misma.
Bien hecho... gracias por publicarla.

Opportune shot Donna to capture this bird in this interesting scene, with great point of view and aesthetic composition including the beautiful reflection of an image that is not appreciated inside the same one.
Well done... thank you for posting.

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