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Bird Peru?

Bird Peru?
Photo Information
Copyright: John Rose (johnrose) (17)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-12
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-31 6:13
Viewed: 4599
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is some form of heron but not sure.
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Nice shot, but a little bit overexposed, try setting you Exposure Value (EV) down a notch or two when shooting in bright conditions. I would suggest a setting of -0.07 to -1.00 initially.

The bird is a night heron, extremely tough to get a shot of one around my neck of the woods.


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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2005-10-31 10:54]

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax looking very odd in intermediate plumage between juvenile and adult (full adult plumage in third year). I like the composition, but it's a touch OE around the bird's feet and other highlight areas. This is obviously a consequence of trying to balance the deep shadow with the sunlit parts of the shot, but "blown out" highlights can't be retrieved with digital imagery. Slight under-exposure can always be corrected.
Unusual shot - thanks.
Regards, Nigel

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