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Copyright: Lisa Walker (FeatherBirdLady) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 82] (500)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-11
Categories: Birds, Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon Zoom Lens 10X Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-14 17:57
Viewed: 3225
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Great Blue Heron hop-flying through the tidepools at MacKerricher State Park on January 11; it was cold and windy - the bird was conserving its energy after several unsuccessful attempts at catching prey. Every time it looked as if it might capture something, a wave would come in, splash and disturb him. He would hop-fly leisurely between the tidepools without showing any fear of me and in fact, didn't fly away from me entirely until lunch-hour, when folks came stomping along the boardwalk above the tidepools on the cliffs.

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  • KellEy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 180 W: 18 N: 87] (706)
  • [2007-01-14 20:27]
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This must have been a wild experience.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Feather
Bonne présentation de ce héron et en plus ce beau paysage. Félicitations pour l'éclairage et la pose de l'oiseau les ailes ouverte en font une excellente composition.

Bravo et au revoir...JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-14 22:24]
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Hello Feather

A great moment captured.I have tried many times to get a good shot of a great blue heron.Nicely composed ,the tidal pool makes a beautiful setting.The colours are well saturated.A good action shot.TFS


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-15 0:13]
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Hi Feather

So I see the guard duties were over and the time to depart came around. I am sure you would have loved to spend some more time in this dignified and beautiful company.

However, your timing was great for shot and you must have had your finger hovering on the button just before this guy took of. It is great that you persisted in your efforts to shoot some more photos, because so many times when we see an animal or bird depart we tend to drop the camera and then we actually loose the great action or movement shot that was lurking there, ready to be taken.

Your composition & POV is absolutely great, the colours are fine, and the details still maybe slightly soft (as per the previous posting/workshop experiment), but I realise this is something you probably will work on in future shots and PP. The lighting available were well utilised as well.

Good work and TFS.

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