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Heron in Action

Heron in Action
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Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 18] (231)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-15
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 15:51
Viewed: 1998
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm sure most of you avid bird photographers are aware of this but it is true: if you get down very low, pretty much at eye level, the birds are not as afraid of you, plus the point of view is outstanding. I was lying flat on my stomach and using a sawed-off monopod for this shot. When he took a break from fishing he approached my position to the point of nearly walking right over me. He actually got so close I couldn't focus. For those of you who have not tried shooting from the prone position, give it a try. I think you'll like the results.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-26 23:47]

Hi Gregory
just perfect pose and compo combined with stunning sharpness and dof

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-27 3:39]

Hi Gregory

I like this shot! There is a lot to see. Very nice pose and i like your point of view. Thanks!!


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-02-27 13:34]

Very good picture. excellent moment and good light and sharpness. Congratulation.

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-02-28 5:43]

Hi Gregory, Very good picture. I like the details of the feathers, the DOF, and sharpness. The POV is good also. Gary

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-29 4:03]

Hi Gregory,
Perfect action photo. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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